Trees for damp sites

Trees in general require good drainage and locations where the soil is not waterlogged.

However there are some which are perfectly adapted to thriving in permanent dampness or even wetness.

Trees such as the Swamp Cypress (Taxodium districhum) can survive wet for many months.

However, trees without special adaptations to such enviromental conditions might die within a few weeks if they are flooded during the growing season.

Alnus (all)
Amelanchier (all)
Aronia (all)
Betula (all)
Crataegus (all)
Metasequoia (all)
Populus (all)
Quercus palustris
Salix (all)
Sorbus aucuparia and cultivars
Taxodium distichum