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    Cork Forest Eco-system - Creatures of the Cork Forest - BBC Ever wondered where the cork comes from?

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    Creatures of the Cork Forest

    Portugal. Cork harvesting, processing and use 60 years ago.

    Planície alentejana.

    Cork Trees: Soft-Skinned Monarchs of the Mediterranean - via Smithsonian Magazine 28.06.2012 | ...The average specimen of Quercus suber produces about 100 pounds of cork in a stripping, while the very largest tree—named the Whistler Tree, 45 feet tall and a resident of Portugal’s Alentejo region—produced a ton of bark at its last harvest in 2009. It was enough for about 100,000 corks—enough to plug up the entire annual sweet wine production of Chateau d’Yquem... #Portugal

    Alentejo cork trees - Portugal

    Cork tree in Alentejo - PORTUGAL. The bright colour of the tree means that the cork (a kind of skin) was taken few months ago, the white number shows the year of the harvest (2012). First year that the tree is available to give a crop is 25 years after being planted, after that is every 9 years. Cork is a 100% sustainable material.

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    Prazeres 28 - An actual size cork tram. An installation by visual artist Nuno Vasa via Art Institute #portugal

    Cork - Alentejo, Portugal by ©miguel valle de figueiredo, via Flickr

    The world’s largest cork tree is The Whistler Tree (so named because of the songbirds which occupy its huge canopy) and is located in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The tree is 230+ years old, and has been producing corks since 1820.

    Pastéis de Belém on BBC

    螺旋の竹林 | Garden spiral in Murou Art Forest near Nara, Japan designed by Israeli artist, Dani Karavan, world famous pioneer of environmental formative art and monuments focusing on "Fusion with nature"

    First Starlight Tourism Destination by UNESCO, UNWTO and IAC @ Mighty Lake Alqueva, Alentejo - PORTUGAL. There's a commodity in very short supply - light pollution - and in this rural area of Portugal, it's virtually unknown. The reserve also has a rich cultural heritage. Ancient megalithic structures suggest that even our ancestors valued the region for its celestial wealth. (Sky at Night Magazine / BBC)

    “To all #bloggers at #fitur2015 ! Visit Portugal has a #selfiematon where your selfie can win #visitportugal prizes!”| Via Nelson Cravalheiro | 28/01/2015

    Wonderful vídeo about one of the most phantastic regions in Portugal : the Alentejo! Novo filme "Alentejo Tempo para ser Feliz"! | New video "Alentejo, time to be happy" #Portugal

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    Azulejos - Porto, Portugal

    Cabo da Roca | #Portugal Atlantic coastline

    Castelo de Vide, Portugal (by Rui Pedro Vieira)