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Cork oaks growing at Eden

Nathan explains the importance and incredible properties of cork oak.

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Cork trees, unlike others, don’t die when their bark is cut off, so buying cork products supports biodiverse cork oak wood pastures which support many bird species and provide a home for Iberian pigs (high value ham). Heather Jansch travelled to meet the cork farmers, collect cork and hear their stories before making the little cork pigs. Heather, who has a huge collection of local driftwood, also made the Driftwood Horses in the Visitor Centre.