Harvesting raw cork from a tree in Italy
Extracting 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.