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Truffula Tree

The Truffula Tree is a species of tree featured in The Lorax.

A truffula tree

Contents

  • 1 Appearance
  • 2 Growth
  • 3 Role in The Lorax
  • 4 Trivia

Appearance

They have yellow or white-and-black striped bark and a large tuft at the tops which can be knitted into a Thneed. This tuft is typically a warm color, commonly red, orange, yellow, pink, or rarely, purple. Truffula trees apparently give off the smell of butterfly milk. The tufts are furry to the touch and apparently “softer than silk.”

Growth

According to the Lorax, it takes ten months for a seed to germinate, ten years to sprout into a sapling, and another ten years for the tree to become fully grown. (The movie version, however, tends to show a faster growth pattern in the germination and sprouting phases, most likely because it’s rare a seed is tended to by the hand of a human with a caring heart; nonetheless, it still takes many years to grow to its full potential considering how sturdy the best trees are from the roots up.)

They also bear a fruit which resembles grapes. This fruit forms the primary diet of the Bar-ba-loots.

Role in The Lorax

The Truffula Tree’s role in The Lorax is a source of material required in creating a Thneed. It is unknown what the trunk of the tree is used for, but due to the smog of the thneed factory, it most likely is used for firewood.

The Truffula Tree is a species of tree featured in The Lorax. 1 Appearance 2 Growth 3 Role in The Lorax 4 Trivia They have yellow or white-and-black striped bark and a large tuft at the tops which can be knitted into a Thneed. This tuft is typically a warm color, commonly red, orange, yellow…

Truffula Tree Seeds Printable Toppers

I wanted to share another fun, Lorax themed printable. These Truffula Tree Seeds Printable Toppers can be added to cereal, seeds, small treats or anything else you can think of!

These printable tags are perfect for Earth Day or to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. I’m adding mine to bags of Fruity Pebbles cereal, but we’ve used Trix cereal and even real seeds in the past. If you have another idea for these toppers, let us know. We’d love to hear how you use them!

My kids definitely enjoyed the seed option the best. We put in mixed wildflower seeds, so it was fun watching and waiting to see what would grow – researching and learning about each flower that bloomed. My kids have asked if we can do that every year and I think it’s a great idea!

To recreate these treat bags, simply print the PDF found below, cut them out, fold in half and staple to your snack baggies. These toppers will fit Ziplock snack and sandwhich size baggies.

The back features a popular quote from The Lorax book.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”

― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax

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And don’t forget to check out the rest of our Earth Day printables too!

These Truffula Tree Seeds Printable Toppers can be added to cereal, seeds, small treats or anything else you can think of!