Truffula trees are the origin of dr. Seuss children’s storybook called “The Lorax”. These trees are colorful cotton-like trees that 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 Truffula tree looks like?

Truffula trees are colorful candy-like shapes, they are found in warm colors like red, orange, brown, yellow. Its stem is in zebra color (black and white). Over the stem, a kind of 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 10 months to germinate, after germination tree takes ten years to grow and another ten years required to become a full-grown tree.

Reality of Truffula tree:

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

In 2019, the tree was fallen, although it was an old tree the people live there 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 shape 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 the problems of society in his stories and gives a perfect message to shaken readers.

Nowadays where peoples are in 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.

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 is softer like silk he found it useful and decided to stay here. He wants to knit cloth with it.

The street was beautiful with full of Truffula trees, a small brown bear named bar-bo-loot cherish the pleasant environment by dancing and eating truffle fruit, swan bird flying in the air while making beautiful voice, there is clean and shiny ponds were humming fish swims and breath. On whole, 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 mold in any type easily. When he cut down a tree, Lorax pop out of the stump, he is the voice of the tree who has no voice. As a voice of the tree, he stops him to cut down the trees.

Unfortunately, he did not listen to him, when his cloth sells in a good amount he becomes more encouraged and cuts more trees. He calls his relatives and offers them to work with him. Lorax warned him from time to time, he expands his business, buys more logging vehicles, and makes a big factory.

At first, small bears moved from this place because of lack of food, then humming fishes because he through all waste and garbage into the river that make it polluted and in last swan bird left to move over the street as the clean sky is covered with smoky and black fumes of the smoke.

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 fly. 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:

Through this beautiful story, we come to know that 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 to feed many animals. We have to protect them and plant more trees for the sake of all creatures in this world.

Critics respond towards Lorax:

Logging factories criticize the story because the context was against them, but with time we all come to know that build an industry or being an industrial economy, it is beneficial in monetary terms but still, we are humans and without good health, we cannot full 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 to cut more trees. When the beautiful valley turns into polluted garbage, Lorax puts his back up and fly away.

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

Truffula tree is the origin of a story called The Lorex. It is used to knit a versatile cloth that can be mold in any form. Once ler who is one of the main characters of the story cut trees one by one for the sake of his business. Dr. Seuss who writes this story gets inspiration from a tree situated 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 has fallen.

How to draw a Truffula tree?

If you haven’t listened about the Truffula tree then this article makes sure to bring you the ‘Lifted Lorax’ valley and might be children taking more interest to draw these beautiful fantasy trees.


The above article “Truffula trees” might clear all your queries about the Dr. Seuss kids story however, if there is still something rolling in your mind then 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 many books, approximately 60 books are under the pen of Dr. Seuss.

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 start a protest against logging due to which the gov.t of California banned this movie.

3. Why Once ler face never shown?

Maybe Dr. Seuss wants to highlight more on the Truffula tree and Lorax, otherwise, it is unknown that why once ler face never shown. In the movie released in 2012 once ler 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. Deforesting is a very helpless situation because of which we all suffer, the only way to secure our planet from more destruction is to plant more trees.

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

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