Dr. Seuss ‘Lorax’ tree falls in San Diego park; it had appeared healthy, from leaf to bark

“I speak for the trees,” Dr. Seuss’ Lorax cried, to the tree-chopping Once-ler’s immense surprise.

Now the tree thought to have inspired the beloved Truffulas is no more. The Monterey cypress has fallen, closing the chapter on its famous lore.

The lone tree stood in San Diego’s Ellen Browning Scripps Park. Seuss reportedly could spot it from his home — leaf to bark.

The cause for the fall is still unknown; the tree was healthy and no wind had recently blown.

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