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18 . Oct . 2021
What is the cork oak forest’s total area?

Cork oak forests occupy an estimated area of over 2.2 million acres in the Western Mediterranean basin. Around 90% of the species is distributed in Portugal, Spain, Morocco and Algeria. Approximately 200,000 tons of cork are harvested from the world’s cork oak forests each year. Portugal, which has a third of the tota…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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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…

27 . Sep . 2016
Cork harvesting

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.

27 . Sep . 2016
Environmental and Social Benefits

Perfectly adapted to the warm climate and arid soil, cork oak forests protect against erosion and resulting desertification.

Innovation 27 . Sep . 2016
Facts and Curiosities

Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
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.

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
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…


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