They are known for being natural, pure, and static since they stay in one place (unless they are uprooted, which is difficult to do with a tree). These are ways that they are viewed under a broad cultural umbrella but these visions of a tree probably hold some personal significance as well.
You see yourself in place of the dead tree and feel like you are getting up there in age. This is an indicator of your progress in aging mentally or physically. The tree represents constant growth no matter what, until some extenuating circumstances finally take over for it and they take you down with them. These usually just shows you how fragile life can be and hopefully it will make you cherish it once the dream is over.
If you have a dream about a dead tree it can also symbolize the interruption of a bad habit or of a good habit. You have been doing something so constantly that it took root in your life and suddenly you have stopped for some reason, confusing your mind and your body. If you have stopped a bad habit then you’re on the right track, but if it was a good habit then you might want to pick it back up. Another possibility of a dead tree dream is that it symbolizes your willingness to uproot your life when necessary and move on to somewhere else.
If you have a dream about dead leaves, this symbolizes dead connections. A leaf represents one small segment of a much larger life, and therefore if you have a dream where there are dead leaves and they’ve fallen off of a tree, then this means that you need to think of all of the things that you have done lately to make sure that your life was richer. These dreams can mean all kinds of poor things for you and it means that good things you have done in the past are dying, and old connections are dying, old skills as well. Don’t let this happen to you, make sure you do your best to rekindle these old connections.