While these trees may be dead, they are worth celebrating, after all, they have survived about 900 years and are still standing! The skeletal black trees have been dried up and scorched by the sun and have not petrified because it is too dry for the wood to decompose.
Located inside of the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia is Dead Vlei where the petrified forest stands. The trees offer a stunning unique phenomenon that is set in a surreal setting.
How to Celebrate Dead Vlei Tree Day
Draw a picture of a Dead Vlei Tree
Dead Vlei Trees are iconic trees that are monuments to their own destruction. They scorched black in the sun, too dry in Dead Vlei for the trees to even decompose, they still stand over 1000 years later.
Plan a Trip to the Desert of Dead Vlei
Known as the most beautiful dead place on earth, a visit to this desert offers a stunning visual experience with the black trees amid the orange sands and blue skies.
How Dead Vlei Tree Day Unites People
Dead Vlei Trees represent things we want to be as a people, a family, a community; strength and longevity. Live oaks give us a place to gather, a place to play, and a landscape full of beauty and history.