The Dead Forest is a biome, in which it spawns Spruce, Dead, and Dying Trees. The sky is a hazy, ominous gray color. Animals do spawn here, and survival is easier because of the persimmon-bearing Dying Trees. It is easier than usual to start a farm here because of (as mentioned earlier) the persimmon fruits; however, not all Dying Trees bear persimmon fruits. Villages can spawn in this biome. The old biome ID before 1.8 was 53.