The tree that inspired Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) to write the 1971 children’s book “The Lorax” has fallen.
Tim Graham, a spokesman for the San Diego Parks and Recreation Department, did not give a reason for the tree falling.
The Monterey Cypress tree was at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, where Geisel lived from 1948 to 1991. He could see the tree from his house, the city said.
Graham added that the city is hoping it can re-purpose the tree’s trunk after salvaging it. The tree was between 80 and 100 years old.
A replacement tree is likely to be planted.