Target: PSEG Cork Oak
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It is a cooperation for the implementation of the second phase of a project already started and meant to rehabilitate and regenerate the forests of cork oak
in the North West region of Tunisia.
Preliminary investigations conducted in Chrea National Park allowed to retain three stations infested us as an altitudinal level ie a cork oak
forest located in the town of Bouarfa, a chestnut and a yeuseraie, located in Chrea National Park.
Most of the Portuguese cork oak
forests are owned by individual families who--when they're not harvesting the oak trees' bark--grow medicinal herbs, produce honey, gather pine nuts, graze cattle, and raise prized Black Spanish pigs on cork oak
acorns in the forests.
The cork is harvested every nine years from the bark of the cork oak
tree in the Mediterranean and then the bark grows back to be harvested again.
Cork is inherently green because it's made from the bark of the cork oak
tree which grows back every three years with little to no fertilizer or pesticides needed.
trees--which grow primarily in Europe and North Africa--are stripped, not chopped.
woodlands on the edge; ecology, adaptive management, and restoration.
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
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Although the cork oak
has been brought to other countries, it does not produce the same quality of bark or yield as generous a harvest as it does in its native land.
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
The bark of the cork oak
tree renews itself and can be stripped off every decade to extract cork without damaging the trees.
His pad includes a huge conservatory complete with 30ft olive trees, lemon trees, cork oak
trees and a pool.