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Creatures of the Cork Forest

Portugal. Cork harvesting, processing and use 60 years ago. www.takeportugal.com

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.

#YaEsPrimavera - via El Corte Inglés 13.03.2015 | ¿Sabes que el nuevo anuncio de El Corte Inglés (www.youtube.com/...) ha sido rodado en el Hotel Palacio de Seteais (Sintra), en el Palacio de los Marqueses de Fronteira (Lisboa) y en el Barrio de Baixa/Chiado (Lisboa)?. Descubre la magia de estos lugares: www.visitlisboa.com/ y www.tivolihotels....

Escolha Portugal - Região de Lisboa / Choose Portugal - Lisbon Region (TVI)

Escolha Portugal - Alentejo / Choose Portugal - Alentejo (TVI)

Odemira Pure Alentejo - (Odemira, Alentejo Singular) - YouTube

Escolha Portugal - Alentejo / Choose Portugal - Alentejo (SIC) 2014/15 | To the north, the pastures of the marshlands; in the vast interior, unending flatness of the plains and the extensive body of water of the Alqueva; at the coast, wild, beautiful beaches waiting to be discovered. | A norte pastam cavalos na lezíria; no vasto interior, a planura imensa e o extenso lençol de água do Alqueva; no litoral praias selvagens, duma beleza agreste e inexplorada.

Aldeias Históricas de Portugal | 18/06/204 Aldeias Históricas de Portugal é uma Associação de Desenvolvimento Turístico, de direito privado e sem fins lucrativos. Criada em 2007, tem como objecto promover o desenvolvimento turístico da Rede "Aldeias Históricas de Portugal" da qual fazem parte Almeida, Belmonte, Castelo Mendo, Castelo Novo, Castelo Rodrigo, Idanha-a-Velha, Linhares da Beira, Marialva, Monsanto, Piódão, Sortelha e Trancoso.