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Quercus suber

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Quercus suber, commonly called the cork oak, is a medium-sized, evergreen oak tree in the ... The tree has a thick, insulating bark that may have been the cork oak's evolutionary answer to fores...

information on cork and cork oak trees (sobreiro) in Portugal

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cork cells. The precious and versatile vegetable tissue known as cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber or as the Portuguese call it sobreiro).

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Mar 18, 2010 ... Here is an interesting short film which explains how cork is harvested!

Cork Trees: Soft-Skinned Monarchs of the Mediterranean | Travel ...

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Jun 28, 2012 ... A cork tree stripped of its bark will be harvested again in nine years—if people are still using cork by then.

Men In Trees: A Look at the Annual Portuguese Cork Harvest - Core77

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Oct 25, 2011 ... The technique to harvest a cork tree requires a one or two-handed swing: quick, forceful and precise, allowing the blade to penetrate the bark ...

Where does cork come from? | HowStuffWorks

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Just about every tree has an outer layer of cork bark, but the cork oak (Quercus suber) is the primary source of most cork products in the world, including wine ...

Cork Institute of America--Harvesting Cork

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Cork is the outer bark of an evergreen oak of the genus and species Quercus Suber (oak cork). Forests of oak cork trees are carefully monitored and cultivated,  ...

Why don't cork trees die when you remove their bark? : askscience

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Aug 31, 2015 ... There's even a word for killing large portions of a tree by removing a circle of bark : girdling. However, cork trees have all of their bark harvested ...

Cork Forest Conservation Alliance | Harvesting the Cork Oak

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Apr 27, 2015 ... The cork oak though is the only tree you can remove all of the bark without harming the trunk. To learn more about these forests and how the ...

Cork 101 - Green Building Supply

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Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree, quercus suber, which grows mainly in the Mediterranean region. The bark is a vegetal tissue composed of an ...

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Cork Oak (Quercus suber) | Rainforest Alliance

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Unlike many other oak trees, cork oak is an evergreen and does not drop its leaves. The thick and knobbly dark grey bark which covers it is the portion known as ...

How cork is made: an illustrated guide - The wine anorak

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Cork oaks are harvested every nine years, once they reach maturity. It doesn't harm the tree, and the cork bark regrows. Most cork forests are in Portugal and ...

The World's Oldest, Largest Cork Tree - The Whistler Tree | VinePair

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Apr 3, 2014 ... So what is cork and where does it come from? A finished cork is made from the bark of a particular species of oak tree, Quercus Suber.