Very wet ground, tree options?
I'd like to plant some larger growing trees along a farm fence line that can manage great under wet and acidic conditions yet not shatter in heavy snows and windstorms. So no silver maples nor weeping willows, as fallen branches will damage the fence...
In the dry of summer the water table drops to 2' down. Rest of year it's about a foot or less below grade.
After a good rainstorm there will be 2-3" puddles that last for days even weeks.
Metasequoia seems to lose tops in the winter winds here and may not like the wet (??) Taxodium would be amazing if it weren't for the knees that would likely ruin the pasture by tripping cows!
Silver poplar? I think cows would eat the suckers. But assuming it snaps?
I'd prefer evergreen but don't know of anything that would survive(Thuja will drown) and flowering is a bonus but can't think of much else.
Thanks for any ideas!
Oh and since they are going into pasture (with trunk fencing) ideally a tree that can handle going from pot culture or BB right into this high water table condition. I'd imagine seedlings would adapt with a stronger root system, yet ideally the canopy will be above the cows heads to prevent foliage from becoming dinner.