COLLEAGUES have paid tribute to the man who was killed when a tree fell on his car in Odiham.

David Hoyle, of Crondall, was driving in his car on the A287 between Rye Common and Ewshot on Tuesday, June 6, when a tree fell on his car, killing him.

Proforest, the company Mr Hoyle worked for paid tribute to a “passionate” man in a statement on the firm's website last weekend.

In the post from the non-profit group, it said: “David’s energy, warm-heartedness, humour and kindness will be remembered by all who had the pleasure of meeting him.

"David was passionate about sustainability in general and forest conservation in particular, and a gifted professional who inspired respect from everyone who worked with him.

"His enthusiasm for the natural world also manifested itself in an exceptional talent for wildlife photography.”

Hoyle joined the firms as the company’s conservation and land use director in 2013, he made large contributions to efforts to help reduce deforestation.

The statement continued: “We know that the news of David’s death will come as a terrible shock to many within the global conservation community.

“We have already been very touched by messages and memories that we have received from his many friends and colleagues throughout the world. Knowing how much David was liked and valued by all who worked with him is a great comfort.

“Our thoughts are with David’s wife, Marceline, their three children and wider family at this sad time.”