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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…
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
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…
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.