Le Chêne-liège

The cork oak is harvested for its thick bark used to make corks for bottles. While the largest known cork oak measured 43 meters high, they rarely exceed 12 or 15 meters, but can live to be 200 years old or more. For the first two to three years its leaves are evergreen, but the tree gradually becomes deciduous. Cork oaks bloom in mid-April with small yellow flowers, and produce acorns.