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Cork Oak Tree
Mainly found in temperate and subtropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere, the oak tree has an average lifespan of over 200 years.
Portugal's National Tree
The cork oak plays such an important role that at the end of 2011, it was unanimously declared by the Portuguese Parliament to be Portugal's National Tree and has been protected by law since the 13th century. In our opinion, few national symbols are as amazing as this one...
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.).
100 percent natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials. It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time and it is only from the third stripping (at 43 years of age) that the cork, th…
Corkwall : protecting your house as the cork protects the tree.
An eco-friendly final coating that can be used for different purposes, ranging from new construction, renovation of external façades to the decoration of internal walls and ceilings.
Facts and Curiosities
Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.
Does the quality of cork differ between countries?
Not necessarily. The Quercus suber L genome is the same, therefore there are no significant differences according to origin. There are, however, individual differences from tree to tree.
Where does cork come from?
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus Suber L.) This tree is found in the Western Mediterranean Basin, where the type of soil, climate, temperature and altitude offers the ideal growing conditions to prosper. The cork oak tree thoroughly develops its bark over the years. The cork is harvested by sp…
The Ant in the city park
Edge began by meeting the children living in the community and listened to their thoughts and desires for this project. This inspired creation of the black tree ant as the landmark of the park, a symbol of the surrounding nature and ecosystem of this part of Sweden. At the same time, the Corkeen system was chosen for t…
Nature as a Driving Force
Following use of cork as a sealant, from the 18th century onwards, the cork oak forest became an important economic asset. More than 100,000 people in Southern Europe and North Africa depend directly and indirectly on these forests. These natural spaces are a perfect example of the balance between preserving the enviro…
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…