Lorax tree that inspired Dr. Seuss falls

SAN DIEGO (CNN) — A Monterey Cypress tree that inspired the Dr. Seuss’ children’s book “The Lorax” fell Thursday.

The tree was believed to be between 80 and 100 years old.

It was located on the grounds of the Ellen Browning Scripts Park in La Jolla.

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

Authorities don’t know what caused the tree to come down. City officials say they will look at planting a replacement tree.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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