Tree said to have inspired ‘The Lorax’ has fallen

 A Monterey cypress tree located on the grounds of the Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California fell last Thursday. 

The tree was said to have inspired Dr. Seuss to write the children’s book “The Lorax”. It was believed to be between 80 and 100 years old.

Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, lived nearby and could see the tree from his house.