Kork ist ja doch sehr vielseitig nutzbar. In folgendem Video sehen wir, wie Kork in Spanien geerntet wird. Sieht nach einem Knochenjob aus…
Every nine years, the cork oak trees are ready to give away their precious bark, and a crew of expert axemen from Extremadura descend upon the forest in the months of July and August to work on the saca, or cork extraction.
Cork harvesting takes place in a dehesa, that is an agroforestry system which exists in the Iberian peninsula where human intervention is compatible with the conservation of nature, vegetation and fauna. Here, locals work hard to make the most of the resources available to them, respecting the production cycles and the environment.
Spain produces 22% of the world’s cork and in this estate, up to nine tonnes are obtained daily, the corcheros working on 20 to 200 year old trees. Using only their axes, wooden poles, ladders and hands. Respecting the tree, making sure it suffers no damage.