Did You Know – Cork
While reading a post from my blogger friend at http://wetanddustyroads.wordpress.com/ she shared a picture of a cork tree that she saw while hiking. This inspired me to find out about where cork comes from.
Cork comes from a specific type of oak tree. They strip the bark off of it every 9 years, which does not hurt the tree.
The bark is removed from the oak tree, laid flat and stacked for a few weeks up to 6 months in order to dry out.
The cork for bottles is then cut from the bark.
Cork boards are made from bits and pieces of the bark as well.
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