Quercus suber, commonly called the cork oak, is a medium-sized, evergreen oak
tree in the section Quercus sect. Cerris. It is the primary source of cork for wine ...
The thick bark of the cork oak has been harvested for thousands of years, and
was used to make Roman sandals. Top of a cork oak tree. Quercus suber (cork ...
Sep 15, 2012 ... Growing to heights of 65 feet (20 meters), cork oak is a unique and valuable tree
species. Unlike many other oak trees, cork oak is an ...
General Notes. Underside of leaf is light gray. Leaf drop in spring may seem
abnormal, but is typical pattern for the tree. Bark is the source of commercial cork.
Information on cork harvest and production in Portugal and on the importance of
the cork forests for biodiversity and ecology. Why you should buy wine with real ...
The Cork Oak is favored by many U.S. horticulturists as a hearty, evergreen
shade tree. Mature trees can reach 75' tall and form a broad canopy of toothed,
Apr 3, 2014 ... The Whistler Tree in Portugal is the world's oldest, largest cork tree. Cork comes
from a single species of oak trees. Learn about this famous ...
Read fascinating facts and browse beautiful, detailed photos of the cork oak tree (
Quercus suber): one of thousands of plant species growing at the Eden Project ...
Cork oak forests are found in Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and northern Africa.
Cork oak is an evergreen tree, can grow to 20 metres in height and has thick, ...
Throughout the lifespan of a Cork Oak (which may exceed two hundred years),
the tree maintains the ability to regenerate the cork layers after each harvest ...