May 15, 2010
Bill Morsink (B.Sc., M.Sc. Forestry), a pioneer of Urban Forestry, passed away on Mar. 23 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Many remember Bill Morsink, who with Erik Jorgensen developed the name ‘Urban Forestry,’ now a profession for many in the industry.

Morsink was past president of the Ontario Urban Forest Council and worked in this field for the cities of Windsor, Toronto and North York. He was a passionate naturalist who volunteered with the Rhododendron Society.

He was active with many projects involving advocacy for trees and the environment, was an avid grower of rhododendrons and trees and published many articles on rhododendrons.