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Cork is the star of this publication, from its extraction to the environmental issues derived from it

The cork oak has provided the basis for the development of a complete industry, above all in the Empordà district, thanks to the exploitation of its bark, the cork itself. This publication provides an insight into the complex world of cork, from tree to stopper (or many other everyday uses), including the physical properties of cork, the diseases it suffers, the exploitation of the woodlands (cork oak forests), the different production processes employed to make full use of the cork, and the resulting environmental issues.