More than 50 people gathered for a special tree planting in memory of one of Pilton Green Man Festivals organisers. An oak tree was planted on Friday in Pilton Rotary Gardens in memory of Hamish Patrick, a founding member of the festival, who died in December 2014. Hamishs close friend Bev Neighbour planted the tree alongside her son Warwick Smale and Green Man committee chair Helen Clark-Hayton in beautiful sunshine. Ms Neighbour said: I cant think of a better day to do this - when I think of the pageant rehearsals weve had in the rain when Hamish would want us to move into the church hall, and we have this beautiful day. We all know what Hamish gave to Pilton and we all know how much he meant to us - hopefully this tree will still be here in 100 years. Mr Smale said: Hamish was very close to my heart and I know this place was close to his as well, so its fitting that this tree is being planted here. The planting was arranged by festival organisers and North Devon Council. Local ward member Brian Greenslade said: This is a very fitting tribute to someone who helped enrich the community by putting Pilton on the map.