2017 Annual WASLA Conference

Spokane Convention Center, April 21, 2017
One Day, Dynamic Sessions, Ultimate Location



4:30-5:30 PM
Neighborhood Succession: 100 Years of Canopy Change


Urban trees are impacted by land use and development changes. Trees are also affected by societal changes including jobs, war and even fashion. This session will describe how we have managed our urban trees over four generations.

Lead Speaker:

Peg Staeheli

Speaker Bio:

Peg Staeheli, PLA, FASLA
With over 37 years of practice, Peg has focused in the public realm where landscape design meets engineering. Her work includes green infrastructure, complete streets, accessibility, utility systems, urban forestry, parks and site design. She encourages her coworkers in consistently pushing the local and national agenda to improve urban conditions. Peg brings a comprehensive understanding of the issues large infrastructure projects present: site conditions, feasibility, construction sequencing, maintenance and operations. Her thoughtful insights and approach – collaborating with clients and agency staff, understanding regulations, working with the community, and maintaining a deep commitment to the environment – allows her to envision integrated solutions where balance is brought to site infrastructure.

Learning Objectives:
  • Respect for native trees 
  • Tree selection
  • Tree preservation
  • Current canopy goals and climate change
  • Trees and storm water




Where History Meets Nature

Spokane Convention Center
Spokane, WA