Many steps are necessary to restore original natural dynamics in streams. Along the Leuvenumse beek trail in the Netherlands, a nature organization tried to increase heterogeneity of the river bottom and water retention by putting dead wood in the stream system. In autumn when rainfall is high, pieces of the forest flooded. I saw this little beech tree in the water, trying to survive under these harsh conditions. I returned from time to time to take pictures of this special environment.