• How it all started

    Kurkasa is a very young company that appreciates very old traditions. This is how it all started. The founder always loved nature in all its various forms, but had a special affinity for plants and trees. After a busy day at work, he started wondering how he might be able to bring this important greenery …

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  • The Cork Oak

    Once upon a time there was … a tree not just any tree, but…the Quercus suber better known as the cork oak or as it is known in Portugal: the Sobreiro The Sobreiro can live over 200 years and is loved and celebrated. Most of the cork oaks are found in Portugal, where they grow …

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  • Cork – The material

    Harvesting Cork The cork can first be harvested when a tree is about 25 years old. By harvesting, we mean removing the bark from the tree. This ‘peeling’ is done in Portugal by specialists knowns as the ‘tiradors’. Peeling is precise work because it is important not to damage the flow of sap from the …

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