Harvesting raw cork from a tree in Italy

Published May 4, 2014 5 Plays

Rumble / Do It YourselfExtracting or harvesting cork is a job that has stood the test of time, in spite of all modern technologies. Here is an example of a hard working Italian in Sardinia, Italy who shows an exemplary skill at extracting cork from an Oak tree, using only an axe and his hands. This process is 100% environmentally friendly, since he succeeds in detaching the cork without touching the vital underlying bark which would result in a premature death to the tree.

This video was produced in the mountains of Linas, on the border between the territories of Fluminimaggiore and Gonnosfanadiga in Sardinia, Italy.


  • clay, 3 years ago

    so this is where our corks come from :)

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