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Tips: You. May 02, The real-life version of a Truffula tree is the Monterey Cypress. Plot. A young boy living in a polluted area visits a strange isolated man called the Once-ler on the Street of the Lifted Lorax.
The boy pays the Once-ler fifteen cents, a nail, and the shell of a great-great-great grandfather snail to hear the legend of how the Lorax was lifted and taken away.
The Lorax confronts the Once-Ler, who has been cutting down Truffula trees to manufacture Thneeds. The two witness the cutting down of the last Truffula tree, marking an end to the viability of the Once-Ler's business. The lack of trees also adversely affects the environment, as is evident by the coughing of the residents of ThneedVille and the migration of all the wildlife. The tree that inspired Dr. Seuss’s children’s book “The Lorax” has fallen.
It was between years old and according to Dr. Seuss, it represented the last truffula tree that had survived the Once-ler’s greedy goal to profit from the sale of the truffula forests. Back inour kids performed The Lorax as part of our Summer Enrichment Program. Wonderful memories of the girls.