Cork boards have a very long history on how they were discovered a long time ago. Cork is a tree materially that is so unique and look like bee honeycomb. What people don’t know is that, cork boards are made up of the cork oak tree. The main source of the cork oak tree is Portugal which host more than 30% of all cork trees around the world. More than 50% of all cork boards are made from Portugal cork tree materials. The cork tree after harvest can regenerate more cork after several years, usually nine years. There some regulation which govern the harvest of the cork tree whereby they are usually inspected to ensure that the tree health is maintained even after so many harvests.
The oak tree is given a good time to grow before its first harvest. The usual time is 20 years or more whereby the tree is supposed to properly matured for harvest. The height after 20 years is usually 120 centimeters and 70 centimeters in circumference. People who participate in the harvesting the cork tree have acquired skills for a long time and use special tools to strip the bark of the tree.After the collection of the whole harvest, the cork is then added to some element for some months to purge the sap and allow for the perfect texture.
The characteristic of the material makes it to be used in many important events. The springing characteristic of cork material makes it suitable to be used for the bulletin boards. After penetrating a pin on the cork, unlike ordinary wood it will usually spring back, making it possible to stick more and more pins. These are the advantages of using cork boards;
- It is easy and quick to presents items on cork boards more than on the ordinary wooden materials. This is made possible around schools and business offices where by they pin their different paperwork every day on these boards.You can spot anything on this boards from a distance without difficulties.
- They offer noise free environment. Walls, floor, windows and writing boards usually have a lot of noise when a person is working on the, but with cork boards they are usually noise free.
- The cork boards are environmental friendly. They are natural resources, hence they don’t have any harmful effects on our environment.
Having a large cork board can serve you in a huge way, first, you can post a as many details as possible and it is not hard for people to see what you added to the board. The cork boards can sometimes be combined with the whiteboard to allow papers to be pinned to the cork and the any messages to be written on the white board. This method is usually applied to most schools and big firms which usually helps a lot to add more details to the written ones.