Man harvesting the cork
Man harvesting the cork. First the have to make a cut in the bark of the tree, without damaging the inner layer, after some cuts, they introduce the stick and separate the cork layer.
The harvesting of cork in The Sierra de Espadán natural park. The harvesting of cork does not harm the tree, in fact, no trees are cut down during the harvesting process. Only the bark is extracted, and a new layer of cork regrows, making it a renewable resource.
Serra d'Espadà[ (Valencian pronunciation), Spanish: Sierra de Espadán is a 51 km (32 mi) long mountain range in the Alt Palància, Alt Millars and Plana Baixa comarcas, in the Province of Castellón, Valencian Community, Spain. Its highest point is La Ràpita (1,106 m).