cork oak


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medium-sized evergreen oak of southern Europe and northern Africa having thick corky bark that is periodically stripped to yield commercial cork

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The choice of cork oak as phorophyte takes into account the importance of this species not only in the area being investigated, but in the greater (surrounding) area [63].
The project aims to implement and demonstrate new forest management techniques for European cork oak (Quercus suber) forests, in order to improve their adaptation and resilience to climate change and to enhance their prospects both for conservation and for management.
This research project, under the heading "Analysing Reasons behind Deterioration of Cork Oak Forests and Involvement of Local Population in Sustainable Development" and covering the period 2007-2011, focuses on financing the research-development aspect on cork oak which was carried out by the National Institute for Research in Agricultural Engineering, Water and Forests, during the period between May 2007 and May 2011.
Because cork oaks act as important "carbon sinks," meaning they transform atmospheric C[Co.
Foresters, ecologists, resource economists, and other contributors focus on the western Mediterranean to look at the restoration, amelioration, and long-term management of landscapes whose common feature is the extraordinary cork oak tree.
Fire breaks have been created, with 50%of the mainly cork oak trees being felled and the undergrowth cleared.
ENERGY RESOURCE-9 January 2009-Cuvaison Wines Joins Effort to Save Cork Oak Forests(C)2009 JeraOne - http://www.
The highly drought-tolerant cork oak (Quercus suber) is native to the Mediterranean, where its spongy bark is used for making corks used in wine bottles.
The trees in question are cork oak (Quercus suber).
His pad includes a huge conservatory complete with 30ft olive trees, lemon trees, cork oak trees and a pool.
It is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees about every nine to 12 years, and a good deal of the material being used for flooring is salvaged from the waste of wine cork manufacturing.
Cork, a natural product derived from the bark of the cork oak (quercus suber) is also susceptible to contamination by trichloanisole (TCA), a chemical compound that develops in wine corks from a reaction between a mold often found in cork bark and the chemical used to clean it.
The bark of cork oak trees regenerates, allowing the trees to be safely stripped in nine-year intervals to create natural wine corks.
Current trends include replacement of evergreen oak forest, cork oak (Quercus suber), by fast-growing trees such as Eucalyptus species, and an increase in agriculture and grazing pressure, as a result of demographic pressure (northern Africa) or deleterious land management practices (Europe).