A Good Cork Oak Bark (“Quercus suber”) Bowl
Naturally fashioned from the outer bark of a cork oak
Measures:- 16cm high x 24 cm wide x 40 cm long (approx.)
A bowl which has been naturally formed from trunk collar bark from a Cork Oak tree, “Quercus Suber”. When a Cork Oak tree reaches around 25 years old the bark can be stripped from the trunk and it is this product which is the material traditionally known as "cork". Sections of the stripped-off bark are referred to as "planks", they are put aside and dried over several weeks. Once the cork has been harvested from a tree, further extraction can only be undertaken once every nine years. Around two-thirds of the production is used by the wine industry to make the wine bottle stoppers known as "corks". Cork Oak trees live till they are around 300 years old.
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