7 results found cork oak forests
The wise hands that plant the trees of the cork oak forest are the same ones that skilfully strip the bark every year. Removing the bark from each cork oak.
Environmental and Social Benefits
Perfectly adapted to the warm climate and arid soil, cork oak forests protect against erosion and resulting desertification.
Facts and Curiosities
Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests
How do cork oaks grow?
The cork oak may be sown, planted or propagate spontaneously, which is often the case in cork oak forests, thanks to the acorns that fall on the ground.
How important are cork oak forests?
Cork oak forests contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and the survival of many indigenous animal species, some of which in danger of extinction. Equally important is its role in capturing CO2, the regulation of the hydrological cycle and restraining environmental and social desertification.Cork oak forests fo…
Preservation of the cork oak forest
It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim o…