Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

Sardinian Cork Planks from The Gallura

Sardinian cork oak grows in abundance in the northwestern part of the island. The forests are large and breathtaking. The capital of cork in Sardinia is a small mountain town called Calangianus in the province of Olbia-Tempio.

These cork planks will be used to create some fascinating items like: kitchen utensils, serving trays, containers, insulation, spice stands and various souvenirs like: purses, notebooks and postcards.

85% of Italy’s bottled cork comes from the Gallura. Cork oak is first harvested when the tree reaches the age of 25-30 years and then harvested every 10 years after. The lifespan of a cork oak 150 years.

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About Jennifer Avventura

Canadian Freelance writer living in Sardinia, Italy. A serial expat who lived in Australia, England and Cayman Islands. She eats Nutella with a spoon and hides under the bed during lightning storms. When she's not out running 6k you will find her sitting at the computer - writing her novel and searching for worldwide waitress work.
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20 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Create

  1. Looks like cinnamon sticks on steroids! Enjoyed seeing this, and learning something new. That way I know my day isn’t wasted. (Although maybe it wasn’t anyway, since I baked zucchini bread with lots of cinnamon.) Will think of cork when I open a bottle of Moldovan wine, and wonder where the cork comes from. Mmm.

  2. Have never seen cork like this — in planks. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Chris says:

    WOW! Learn something new everyday. Thanks Jenny.

  4. Michele says:

    GREAT!! photo and post! I saw the cork trees while visiting a few years back – how very cool to see it in transit….super!

  5. eof737 says:

    What a great shot and I love the balance of the layers of cork. Thanks for the back story on how it will be used too. :-)

  6. Jo Bryant says:

    Love it Jennifer…can’t wait to see the trees

  7. Cool image and interesting facts about cork oak. I too want to see the trees.

  8. I agree! Thanks so much for sharing this info! Great post! Z

  9. Debra Kolkka says:

    We saw cork trees on our travels in Sardinia…..amazing trees.

  10. jakesprinter says:

    Great work for this week theme :)

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  12. The Hook says:

    VERY EDUCATIONAL SHARE, JENNIFER!

  13. snitch21 says:

    Lovely picture!

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