In the Algarve region of southwestern Portugal, once every nine years, cork oak trees (Quercus suber) are stripped of their bark. It is the only tree that can regenerate its bark, making the industry renewable and sustainable.

cork oak tree

In the Algarve region of southwestern Portugal, once every nine years, cork oak trees (Quercus suber) are stripped of their bark. It is the only tree that can regenerate its bark, making the industry renewable and sustainable.

tree export natural resource Algarve Portugal

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2006-05-10
AlbumFlora > Trees/Shrubs/Vines
TypePhoto
Dimensions2112 x 2816
Filesize3 MB
Number of Downloads42
Filetype(s) JPG
LicenseAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)