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18 . Oct . 2021
Where does cork come from?

Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.) This tree is found in the Western Mediterranean Basin, where the type of soil, climate, temperature and altitude offers the ideal growing conditions to prosper. The cork oak tree thoroughly develops its bark over the years. The cork is harvested by speciali…

27 . Sep . 2016
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.)

100 percent natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials. It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time and it is only from the third stripping (at 43 years of age) that the cork, th…

27 . Sep . 2016
Due to its generosity, the cork tree becomes the main reason for countless thriving villages and communities all over the Mediterranean.

Over one hundred thousand people in southern Europe and north Africa directly and indirectly depend on these forests, according to the WWF. These forests are a perfect example of the balance between preserving the environment and sustainable development - just the fact that no tree is felled during the stripping of the…

Innovation 27 . Sep . 2016
Innovation
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
What is cork?

Cork is the bark of the Cork Oak tree (Quercus suber L). It is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties which give it an unrivalled character. It is light, impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic and compressible, provides thermal and acoustic insulation, it is a fire retardant and highly abrasion-re…

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
What is the cork oak?

The cork oak is an evergreen tree, of the Fagaceae family (Quercus suber), to which the chestnut and oak tree also belong. There are 465 species of Quercus, mainly found in temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere. Cork is harvested from the Quercus suber L species.

Facts and Curiosities 12 . Oct . 2016
Facts and Curiosities
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