Harvesting begins when the plant is mature and is repeated every 10 years.
Cork is used by industry for its thermal insulation properties. It also has sound-absorbing properties.
With the cork, numerous products are created, including stoppers, but also tiles and rolls for the covering of floors and walls.
The cork oak
It is a medium-sized, evergreen plant that finds its ideal climate in the Mediterranean basin.
Presents a very corrugated bark with which cork products are created. For the collection of cork the plant is peeled so the plant reforms its bark again until the next harvest.