Cork Oak

Scientific Name: 
Quercus suber
Family Name: 
Fagaceae
Place of Origin: 
Mediterranean Area
Plant Description: 
Large evergreen tree of which the bark is used to produce wine bottle corks and insulation material
Plant Height: 
Up to 20m
Plant Use: 
Repellent
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Of Interest: 
Cork oak is used to make corks for wine bottles and can be harvested from the tree every 9-12 years. The harvesting of the bark doesn't harm the tree and trees are not cut down during the process. Cork Oak trees can live for 250 years! Acorns can be roasted for consumption
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Large Tree
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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