It is a beautiful Provençale story that the one of Bernard Villermet.
A story that could be Elzéard Bouffier's one. This character is the hero of The Man Who Planted Trees, the 1953 short-strory by the famous provençal author Jean Giono.
This is the story of a hill, overlooking the valley of Ginasservis in Haute-Provence. On this hill, more than 20 years ago, Bernard began to plant truffle oaks. Today, there are more than 500 of them, offering their leaves to the breath of the Mistral, provençal wind. Everyday, Bernard Villermet walks through this wood he created with his hands, along with Zoe, his 7-year-old dog. Twice a year, Zoe "digs" for truffles, as they say in the trade.