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As the world clamours to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in an effort to slow climate change, the cork oak tree is standing tall. Cork oaks are one of the few commercial forests not felled for harvesting.
This means the cork tree’s carbon storage capacity keeps increasing during the 200 or more years the trees can live.
More in this new article from BBC Future – https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20221013-why-the-humble-wine-cork-is-being-reinvented