Cork is a wonder of Nature: it grows
only on one tree, the Cork Oak, which is ideally suited to the southern
climate at the west of the Mediterranean basin and on the Atlantic Coast.
Cork bark renews itself every 9 or 10 years for over approximately 150
years and the period for the harvest is between the beginning of June and
end of August. The cork will then be left in piles for approximately 3
months. After the harvest the cork is taken to the factories for boiling
which will improve the elasticity and homogeneity of the material and to
make it flat. The cork will be finally ready in planks for production 3 or
4 weeks later.