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Harvesting bark from a cork tree. This is where cork comes from.the bark will grow back with in ten years.

Harvesting bark from a cork tree. This is where cork comes from.the bark will grow back with in ten years.

During cork harvest, the cork oak tree remains standing while large sections of its outer bark--the cork itself--are cut and peeled from the tree. Cork oak is unique in its ability to regenerate its outer bark. Cork oak is found through southwestern Europe and into northwestern Africa in Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

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The world’s largest #corktree, Alentejo - #PORTUGAL. 230+ years old, producing corks since 1820. It was 5 years old when the first English settlers arrived in Australia, and 6 years old when the French Revolution began in 1789. 1789 bottles of wine sealed with cork in that same year were fairly recently discovered in a French cellar, and both the wines and corks in good condition. Every nine years producing 1T of bark, enough cork for 100,000 wine bottles, weights 102T.

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

The world’s largest cork tree, The Whistler Tree in Alentejo, Portugal Cork is sustainable.

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Cork tree (Quercus suber) - Sobreiro/Sobro/sobreira/chaparro, Portugal is the world largest cork producer and exporter. #Marvao #Alentejo #Portugal  #travel #hotel #Boutiquehotelpoejo

Cork tree (Quercus suber) - Sobreiro/Sobro/sobreira/chaparro, Portugal is the world largest cork producer and exporter. #Marvao #Alentejo #Portugal #travel #hotel #Boutiquehotelpoejo

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Brazil nut tree: Thought we'd share some rather strange trivia about the Brazil nut. To begin with, it isn't actually a nut. It is the seed of a tree, native to South America,

Como habitualmente por esta altura, Lisboa está salpicada de magníficos jacarandás em flor. Uma mão cheia de pétalas para quem souber que rua é esta :)

Como habitualmente por esta altura, Lisboa está salpicada de magníficos jacarandás em flor. Uma mão cheia de pétalas para quem souber que rua é esta :)

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Commiphora Capensis Namaqua Commiphora/Corktree Namakwakanniedood 4 m Google

Sobreiro arvore da  Cortiça - Bombarral - Portugal

Sobreiro arvore da Cortiça - Bombarral - Portugal

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sobreiro portugal - Recherche Google

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Cork for wine comes from Oak Cork trees (Quercus Suber). The outer bark is stripped and peeled off the tree by hand.  This can be done every 9 - 12 years for the trees 150 year life span. This bark from this cork tree has just been harvested.

Cork for wine comes from Oak Cork trees (Quercus Suber). The outer bark is stripped and peeled off the tree by hand. This can be done every 9 - 12 years for the trees 150 year life span. This bark from this cork tree has just been harvested.

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