There's a movie out shot in, and titled, Little Chenier. Reportedly the most breathtaking cinematography of bayou country ever. The Little Chenier area was destroyed in Hurricane Rita. The name comes from the French word for oak: chene.
"Remnant beach dunes covered with oaks and brush, locally called cheniers, are scattered across the most costal areas of the wet prairie. Cheniers are dryer than the surrounding prairie, and allow trees and cacti to grow. The lack of surrounding vegetation, and their elevation above the prairie, exposes them to more winds, resulting in windswept growth of the woody vegetation."