If you are looking to plant native trees and shrubs above the ordinary high water mark, there are several different options. They still need to be able to tolerate being moist, but flooding is not as big of an issue. Some great options are winterberry, common ninebark, red maple, black chokeberry, yellow birch, hackberry, honeylocust, swamp white oak, American elderberry, arrowwood, nannyberry.
Finally, planting well away from the high water mark, where drier soils can be found, there are still several great options for native trees and shrubs. Our favorites are shrubby cinquefoil, serviceberry, New Jersey Tea, Eastern redbud, alternate-leaf dogwood, American hazelnut, diervilla, ironwood, American elder, and red-berried elder.