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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VERY EDUCATIONAL SHARE, JENNIFER!
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Great work for this week theme 🙂
We saw cork trees on our travels in Sardinia…..amazing trees.
I agree! Thanks so much for sharing this info! Great post! Z
Cool image and interesting facts about cork oak. I too want to see the trees.
Love it Jennifer…can’t wait to see the trees
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. 🙂
GREAT!! photo and post! I saw the cork trees while visiting a few years back – how very cool to see it in transit….super!
I saw about 10 trucks like this go by and I knew I had to snap a photo. I was thinking ahead to photo challenges! 🙂
Well done Jennifer! I see them so often that I forgot how unusual they look :^)
WOW! Learn something new everyday. Thanks Jenny.
Have never seen cork like this — in planks. Thanks for sharing!
My pleasure … it’s really neat to see the cork forests once harvested. I’ll have to write a post about it!
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.
That cork in your wine, if bought in Italy is probably from this region! Pretty cool! Zucchini bread and cinnamon, what an amazing combo!