Truffula trees are the origin of dr. Seuss children’s storybook called “The Lorax.” These colorful cotton-like trees are used to knit a versatile cloth called Thneed. The fluffy wool obtained from the Truffula trees is as smoother as silk and as scented as butterfly butter.

How does the Truffula tree look like?

Truffula trees are colorful candy-like shapes. They are in warm colors like red, orange, brown, and yellow. Its stem is zebra in color (black and white). Over the stem, a fluffy round cotton-type flower is knitted to make Thneed.

According to Lorax, the Truffula tree takes a big time to grow. Its seed takes ten months to germinate. After germination, the tree takes ten years to grow and another ten years to become a full-grown tree.

Reality of Truffula tree:

According to a report, dr. Seuss once visited La Jolla, where he saw a tree of monetary cypress. The tree was 80 to 100 years old. It was not as colorful as the Truffula trees in ‘The Lorax,’ but it seems like a Truffula tree by visualization.

In 2019, the tree was fallen. Although it was an old tree, the people there were trying to plant more trees of this species. The reason for its fallen would-be termites in the trunk. However, it can be used for a different purpose.

The Lorax:

The story in the book shaped into a visual 3d animated category as “The Lorax” in 2012. the specialty of dr. Seuss stories are the message behind it. As a social activist, he pursues society’s problems in his stories and gives a perfect message to shaken readers.

Nowadays, when peoples are in a rush and running behind money, for the sake of it, they can go to an extended level and don’t think about its side effects and the distraction it occurs in society. Not only animals but also humans are affected by it.

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Story highlight:

In the story, ‘Once Ler’, who came into the street called ‘Lifted Lorax’ to find something for his business. He saw Truffula trees that were softer like silk. He found it useful and decided to stay here. He wants to knit cloth with it.

The street was beautiful, full of Truffula trees. A small brown bear named bar-bo-loot cherish the pleasant environment by dancing and eating truffle fruit, swan bird flies in the air while making beautiful voice, and there are clean and shiny ponds where humming fish swim
and breath. Overall, there is a pleasant clean environment for the animals of the Lifted Lorax.

Once ler open a small shop and cut down a tree to make Thneed, Thneed is a cloth knit through Truffula wool. It is a versatile cloth that can be molded in any type easily. When he cuts down a tree, Lorax pop out of the stump, he is the tree’s voice who has no voice. As the voice of the tree, he stops him from cutting down the trees.

Unfortunately, he does not listen to him, and when his cloth sell for a good amount, he becomes more encouraged and cuts more trees. He calls his relatives and offers them to work with him. Lorax warns him from time to time he should expand his business, buys more logging vehicles, and make a big factory.

At first, small bears moved from this place because of lack of food, then humming fishes because they through all waste and garbage into the river, making it polluted, and in last, swan birds left to move over the street as the clear sky was covered with smoky and black fumes of the smoke.

smoke from the industries destroy natural environment

Cutting more and more trees change the overall habitat. Now there is no tree left. When he cut the last tree Lorax lifted his back and flew. While flying, he left one word, and that is ‘Unless.’ There is no more tree to make more clothes for the once ler. His relatives left him one by one. Now he has no business and no relatives to support him.

In the end, he gives one last seed of the Truffula tree to a young boy and explains the meaning of the word Unless to him. It means that unless who come and care the trees. While giving him seed, he told him to plant it and make a forest of Truffula trees. By doing this, Lorax and the animals come again.

Moral message:

This beautiful story shows us how trees are important in our lives. They are responsible for a clean environment not only for animals but also for humans. Trees are responsible for feeding many animals. We must protect them and plant more trees for the sake of all creatures in this world.

moral message behind the Lorax-environmental protection

Critics respond to Lorax:

Logging factories criticize the story because the context is against them. Still, with time we all come to know that building an industry or being an industrial economy is beneficial in monetary terms, but still, we are humans, and without good health, we cannot fully fill our requirements and needs.

What is the character of Lorax?

Lorax is the main character of the story called ‘The Lorax.’ He is the voice of the tress. When once ler cut first Truffula tree he pops out from the stump of the tree and stops him from cutting more trees. When the beautiful valley turns into polluted garbage, Lorax puts his back up and flies away.

Lorax is a kind of animal that resembles a Patas monkey with big mustaches. He is an orange creature with big broad eyebrows and no tail. His eyebrows and mustaches are more yellow.

Truffula tree is the origin of a story called The Lorex. It is used to knit a versatile cloth that can be molded in any form. Once ler, one of the story’s main characters, cut trees one by one for the sake of his business. Dr. Seuss, who wrote this story, gets inspiration from a tree in Ja Lolla. The tree is not as colored as Truffula, but it looks like it. This tree is about 80 to 100 years old, but in 2019, it fell.

How to draw a Truffula tree?

If you haven’t heard about the Truffula tree, this article makes sure to bring you the ‘Lifted Lorax’ valley, and it might be children taking more interest in drawing these beautiful fantasy trees.


The above article, “Truffula trees,” might clear all your queries about the Dr. Seuss kid’s story; however, if something is still in your mind, this section will help you.

1. Who is Dr. Seuss?

Dr. Seuss is a story writer, illustrator, poet, animator, political cartoonist, and filmmaker. In his career, he wrote approximately 60 books under Dr. Seuss’s pen.

2. Is the Lorax still banned in California?

The Lorex is banned in California. The reason behind it is the logging industry. After publishing this story, children started a protest against logging, due to which the gov.t of California banned this movie.

3. Why Once her face never shown?

Maybe Dr. Seuss wants to highlight more on the Truffula tree and Lorax more. Otherwise, it is unknown why her face was never shown. In the movie released in 2012, her face was the same as the boy who got the seed of Truffula in the end.


In some simple words, I conclude the above article called “Truffula trees” trees are very important for our society and environment. Not only animals’ health and feed but also human health depends upon them. Deforestation is a very helpless situation because of which we all suffer. Planting more trees is the only way to secure our planet from more destruction.

This is the message of this story. Dr. Seuss, a political cartoonist and story writer, highlights such problems by writing that Definity teaches something good to our new generation.

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