Timberpedia - Cork Oak

Cork Oak

Latin Name: Irish Name: Native to Ireland?
Quercus saber No

About the Tree

The Cork oak is a native of Spain and Portugal and is widely planted in North Africa and Sardinia. The tree has been grown in parts of England and South-west Ireland.

About the Wood

This species is valuable chiefly for its bark, the material from which corks are made. The wood rots rapidly when exposed to alternations of dryness and wet.
Quercus suber Tuscany Mature tree
Stamm einer Korkeiche (Quercus suber) Well-formed cork on the trunk of a mature tree
Cork oak trunk section Cross-section of the trunk, showing layer of cork
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