Cork Tree Designs
"Cork is a natural and renewable resource. You might be wondering where cork comes from. Cork comes from the bark of the cork tree. The cork tree is not destroyed to harvest the cork bark. The bark is carefully peeled away and regenerates in a 9-year cycle. If properly cared for, the tree will live up to 250 years. Virtually all of the world’s cork trees grow in the western Mediterranean region and the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal’s forests are the most productive and supply over half of the world’s cork.
Cork is beautiful, lightweight, water-resistant, stain-resistant, as durable as leather, and silky-soft and supple."