Cork cutting time again…

cork cut from the cork oak Gr
Recently harvested cork and a fine Quercus suber.

Three years ago I wrote a post inspired by the colour of a leather Fernando had used. It reminded me of the bark of a recently harvested cork oak tree. Here is a photo taken the other day of the harvested cork (hot off the press, so to speak) stacked up amongst the just-harvested trees. The more recently harvested, the paler the stripped tree trunk. Then, with the increasing heat of summer, the bark gradually develops the rich orangey brown you can see in ‘The cork oak bags