There are 736 thousand hectares of cork oak forests in Portugal, corresponding to 23% of the national forest. About a third of the cork oak trees worldwide are located in Portugal.
The cork oak tree or as it was classified in the XVIII century by Carolus Linnaeus , «Quercus suber», is an ancient tree that has been around for 30 million years in the Mediterranean area, and in greater number, in Portugal. This way becoming a very special tree.
Natural product associated with extensive attributes. Cork is the bark that is formed on the oak tree. It's presented in the form of suberose alveolar tissue.
Cork is unique because of its composition and for its intense polymorphism.
It has an excellent regenerative capacity, and a protective fabric, structure and composition, giving you unbeatable physical and mechanical and chemical properties.