The tree that many believe was the inspiration for Theodor Geisel's (Dr. Seuss) beloved classic The Lorax is dead.

The single Monterey Cypress located within Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California was approximately 80 to 100 years old.

Gizmodo reports that the fallen tree, the last of its kind in this park, was mostly removed Friday.

The species is considered “vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources as it faces threats from wildfires.

The city of San Diego is still unsure why the tree fell, but have made plans to memorialize the trunk and plant another one in its place.

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