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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.
With over 2.2 million hectares of cork forest, about one third (approximately 730 000 hectares) is situated in Portugal