#8 Standing Fast – Memory Palace of Tree Stories


Delighted to get this latest contribution to the Memory Palace of Tree Stories.

On a wet blustery summers day Joseph Stewart shares a poem he wrote about this tree.


Straining, creaking but standing strong,

Branching. Sprouting growths belong.

At times the load is hard to bear

But weight is cherished when we care.

Though leaves and blooms the wind breaks fast

The roots below hold iron grasp.


Joseph Stewart is an art educator living in Beijing .


Open Call for your tree story on video 

Memory Palace of Trees is socio- ecological art practice which invites your participation to tell a story (or give some kind of information) about trees. It is a social enquiry of how to live better with the planet and with people by sharing tree stories. 

Memory Palace of Trees will continue throughout 2022. The submissions are video format. If you have a story you can tell in less than a minute , please find your favorite tree and video yourself on your phone telling the story. I can help with adding the English or Chinese subtitles. Please ensure the sound quality of your recording is clear as possible . If you have any questions about this. Also, If you are in Beijing I can meet up with you and assist in the filming .

Looking forward to hearing from you.I can be contacted directly on this platform.


Overview of Memory Palace of Tree Stories