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måndag 9 juni 2014

cork oaks

There are many cork oaks where we live. I hold a fascination when it comes to ork oaks. I don´t if it is the romantic view I got when watching the cartoon, Ferdinand, on Christmas Eve. Ferdinand was one of the strongest bulls but he didn´t want to participate in the bull fights. The only thing he ever wanted was to sit under his cork tree and smell the flowers. He was a peace lover of a great kind.

Ferdinand under his cork tree
The other romantic aspect is that the cork from the the cork trees has been used for a very long time for wine bottles. And I do like wine :-)

Since coming to Portugal I have learned that you can use cork for many other things as well. Belows  is a bag I got on my birthday last year. They use it a lot here for bags, wallets and many other things since cork is durable.
bag made of cork
I learned that a cork tree can become 150 years old and a good one can give you many harvests. You can start to take cork from the tree is about 20 years old and then you can harvest every 7-10 years.

beatiful cork trees from my morning walk

this one has ben peeled but it is time to do it again

newly harvested ones


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Ase

3 kommentarer:

  1. Hej Åse,
    Kork används inom rymdindustri, kirurgi och andra högteknologiska /instrument advices, västar, hattar, skor, golvisolering.....m.m.
    Må så gott
    Aura

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    1. Hej Aura
      Ja jag har sett lite av vad man kan använda kork till och det är helt fantastiskt. Vi råkar också vara lyckliga ägare till 4 träd./Åse

      Radera
  2. Hej Åse,
    Stora forskningsprojekt pågår på Skogsfakulteten....Portugal står sig stark...även om Spanien gör också sitt bästa inom området....
    Var mån om dina ekar och tillåt endast kunnig folk hantera korkuttaget....
    Var måna om er
    Aura

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