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Cork Oak Forest
With over 2.2 million hectares of cork forest, about one third (approximately 730 000 hectares) is situated in Portugal.
Cork Oak Forest
From all the cork oak forests, approximately 340 000 tonnes of cork are harvested each year.
Preservation of the cork oak forest
It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim o…
Installation of Corkeen system in children's playground in Monsanto Forest Park
Cork oak forests are natural CO2 retainers
It is estimated that per each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO₂, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change.
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.
Mundo Pais & Filhos – Portugal
Corkeen, the innovative, ecological and sustainable solution for playground surfaces, arrives at the natural park of Monsanto. Corkeen, in close partnership with the Lisbon City Council and FL Gaspar, has just launched the first playground that uses the Corkeen system, a revolutionary solution of impact-absorbing su…
The Cork Oak is Portugal's National Tree
At the end of 2011, the cork oak was unanimously established as Portugal's National Tree. This classification is directly related to the economic, social and environmental performance that it represents to the country. Around 23% of Portugal's forest area is made up of cork oaks, which support the country's main indust…
Everything begins in Nature
Cork is a natural, 100% biodegradable, recyclable, renewable raw material obtained from the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.). This oak species whose bark (cork) regenerates itself is mainly found in Southern Mediterranean countries and North Africa, and has an average lifetime of 200 years. Portugal is the leading cork…
Facts and Curiosities
Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.