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San Diego's 'Lorax Tree' falls: 100-year-old cypress said to have inspired Dr Seuss's famous children's story about environmental destruction has toppled

A century-old cypress tree said to have been the inspiration behind Dr Seuss’ famous story, The Lorax, has inexplicably fallen, local officials say.  The Monterey Cypress tree stood at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California for roughly 80 to 100 years before it came down this weekend, according to CNN.  So far, it’s unclear what caused it to topple.  The tree became known as the ‘Lorax Tree’ after Dr Seuss published his children’s book of that name, reportedly creating his fictional Truffula trees based on the view from his mountaintop home.  Read more....

 

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