Thursday, August 14, 2008
On the 29th of April, I become the proud parent of an adopted truffle tree beginning its life in the south of France. The Truffle Tree adoption scheme is run by a man who goes by the name of 'Dick Pyle' and his slightly unconventional and terribly risky business venture has so far been a resounding success.
A large envelope arrived in the mail yesterday evening and to my great surprise, it contained an official certificate of adoption and a big glossy photo of the small Holm oak tree whose life I am now financing. Dick says that the tree "..was planted in November 2006 and has been mycorrhized with spores of the Périgord Truffle (Tuber melanosporum) by Robin Pépinières of Saint-Laurent-du-Cros". Very interesting stuff.