good trees (deciduous or evergreen) for flood plain?
My parents live in the Pittsburgh area. Zone 6. They want to plant a row of trees along the edge of their property, but the area is in a floodplain, and by floodplain, I mean, any time an inch or more of rain falls, it's underwater at least for a few hours, and in a big rain event it can flood for a few days.
They are looking for what species are good for that, both evergreen and deciduous. They aren't as concerned about screening as just having "something there" as my father says, he hates having open spaces that go from his yard into someone else's.
I don't know much about the soil, but it seems to be a typical clayish type Western PA soil, probably fairly acidic.
Bald Cypress comes to mind, but I am drawing a blank otherwise.