The Monterey Cypress was estimated to be about 80 to 100 years old, a city spokesman said.
CNN  — 

The Lorax would be devastated to hear that the tree that inspired Dr. Seuss’ 1971 children’s book has fallen.

The Monterey Cypress tree was at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California, the seaside community where author Theodor Seuss Geisel lived from 1948 until his death in 1991.

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Geisel could see the tree from his mountaintop home, according to the city’s website.