Plant enough of them. In enough varieties tried and: "Those trees: they, do grow!"
This is all a v-e-r-y local decision. Too many factors to internet-improve.
My primary wet flowing water bottom, and the three years ago Najaho Globe Willows I planted are all gone now due to late May’s killing frosts, and deer-chew.
The one variety of Ash I planted in this same wet bottom frost nipped back too. Yet all 30 of them have grown back every year. Were deer-chewed too. All 30 grew back every year. 'Nother 3-4 years they will be real ground drying trees. 15 years and be ground shading; weeds/grasses choking-out; soils improving; self-propagating trees.
Ash-wood for tool handles and such!!
The native Western red Cedars I planted in another wet spot. A hollow. After successive years of mouse bark chew are stunted bonsai’s. The native Red Alders I later inter-planted in this same area do frosts just fine. Deer chewed back early growth, and mid-winter, mighily. Both in these in my fartest away remote low-pocket spots suffer mightily the last few years in our six-weeks no-rain July-August seasonal drought.
I have 1500 feet hand carried and bucketed up a gallon or so a week to each to help out. Nothing native, or introduced wants to grow except bird introduced uncultured apples trees in these two winter soggy standing water sour-soils-spots.
Actually on-ground try. Re-try in different ways. Pursue what proves to work for you.
Gasifier fuel-wood . . . anything, and everything, does work. You design/operator adjust for different woods characteristics.
The importance is to have something that you can sustainably grow without depletion.
Depletion-using . . . then back to man-as-god, planet raping.
Shooo . . . ‘Ma Nature gonna’ kick your arrogant, brainiac ass. She WILL enforce a tick-tock populations crash on 'ya.