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How important are cork oak forests?
Cork oak forests contribute to the preservation of biodiversity and the survival of many indigenous animal species, some of which in danger of extinction. Equally important is its role in capturing CO2, the regulation of the hydrological cycle and restraining environmental and social desertification.Cork oak forests fo…
Cork oak forests are natural CO2 retainers, the major cause of global warming
It is estimated that every year cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2, a sizeable contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change.
Preservation of the cork oak forest
It makes the cork viable in a unique manner, and as a result, the preservation of the cork oak forest, a unique example of green economy, which is based on a balance between economic, social and environmental issues. The constant concern to adopt and reinforce sustainable development practices makes Corticeira Amorim o…
Facts and Curiosities
Explore all the facts and cusiosities about cork and the importance of the oak tree and its forests.
Cork and Nature
Cork oak forest
How do cork oaks grow?
The cork oak may be sown, planted or propagate spontaneously, which is often the case in cork oak forests, thanks to the acorns that fall on the ground.
Proteção natural do ambiente
Montados (cork oak forests) are natural retainers of CO2 - the biggest cause of global warming. It is estimated that cork oak forests retain up to 14 million tonnes of CO2 per year, a valuable aid for reducing greenhouse gases - the main source of climate change. Carbon retained by cork oak trees is stored in the cork…
The wise hands that plant the trees of the cork oak forest are the same ones that skilfully strip the bark every year. Removing the bark from each cork oak.
Recycled cork and new products
The cork oak forest helps preserve biodiversity and guarantees the survival of many native species, some of which are endangered. It is also equally important as a carbon sink, and ensures regulation of the water cycle and water retention, and helps prevent desertification and depopulation of rural areas. Recycling, in…
Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected. Cork oak forests are natural retainers of CO2, they prevent soil degradation, they regulate the hydrological cycle, they combat deser…
2. It makes a difference in the lives of people who depend on it Cork is an important social and economic development factor for Western Mediterranean countries, enabling people to continue living and working in arid and semi-arid areas. In addition to thousands of direct jobs, the cork oak forest generates various oth…
Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of Amorim Cork Composites’ primary decking materials. Innovative and sustainable cork-…
The key factor in ensuring a negative carbon footprint is the cork oak forest itself - which is a carbon sink, responsible for retaining 73 tons of CO2 per ton of cork used for a typical application, which corresponds to 2,7 kilotons of CO2 retention.
This action forms part of the company's Sustainability Program, the "Natural Choice".
Vila de Mora, in the district of Évora, recently welcomed 80 volunteers of Corticeira Amorim who planted 2000 cork oaks, thus increasing the forest area of Portugal's National Tree. Herdade da Barroca, a property of Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Mora, was the scene of the initiative that directly involved the community…