Oct 11, 2018
Matthew Ueltzen
Buckthorn Eradication

This week will feature Matthew Ueltzen, a restoration ecologist with the Lake County Forest Preserves, as our guest speaker. Matthew will talk to us about buckthorn eradication. Ueltzen spends his days overseeing Lake County Forest Preserve’s reforestation program, planting oaks and other species to restore and recreate oak habitat. As a restoration ecologist, Ueltzen tries to determine the plant species that were once at the site before settlement and to restore it. He recently became leader of a team that’s working together to eradicate the buckthorn infestation.