The Cork Cycle
Cork is a renewable resource, extracted from cork oaks every 9 years without any harm to the trees. Cork oaks (quercus suber) live, mostly, in Western Mediterranean area, where they can reach heights of 25 m and last until they are 300 years old. Portugal has 735.000 ha cork oak forests (33% of the world’s total), capturing 5 million tons of CO2 every year. Therefore, using cork for construction also means preserving an ecosystem that is unique in the World.