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The Tree Believed To Have Inspired Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ Has Died

By Kelsey Marie

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The Monterey Cypress tree, which is said to have inspired Dr. Seuss’ book “The Lorax,” has fallen.

Located in Ellen Browning Scripps Park in San Diego, California, the tree mysteriously fell last week.

There is “no definitive cause why it fell,” San Diego Parks and Recreation Department spokesman Tim Graham said, according to CNN.

It is believed that the tree was between 80 to 100 years old.

The Monterey Cypress tree was alive and flourishing during the time Dr. Seuss was living in San Diego, which was from 1948 to 1991, the year he died.

Although the inspiration behind “The Lorax” is no more, there are still places in San Diego Dr. Seuss fans can visit to remember this legendary author.

The Legends Gallery has a permanent exhibit called “The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss,” which houses 70 years of Dr. Seuss art. Visit the Geisel Library to view and read all of his books. Lastly, for a peek at one of his first original paintings, “I Dreamed I Was a Doorman at the Hotel del Coronado,” head to the hotel in which the painting was named after.

We can always keep Dr. Seuss’ legacy alive by reading to the children in our lives and living more sustainable lifestyles.

The San Diego Parks and Recreation Department has reported that they will try to save the large trunk section of the Monterey Cypress tree so it can be repurposed.

A replacement is going to be planted in the area.

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Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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