If one were to google, can a dead tree, grow? You will find the typical consultant’s answer for it. Based on condition, yada-yada-yada.
Seriously, can a dead tree, grow?
A dead tree, died. Period.
For it to regrow, the tree becomes a new home to someone or something.
A symbolic large extension of its former self. Example: a home for an owl, a support for vines, a walking stick for the aged.
With enough love, a dead tree can be repurposed to be functional once again.
Just like us.