Whistler Tree

The Whistler Tree

The world’s largest cork tree is The Whistler Tree, (so named because of the songbirds which occupy its huge canopy), and is located in the Alentejo region of Portugal. The tree is 230+ years old, and has been producing corks since 1820. It was five years old when the first English settlers arrived in Australia, and six years old when the French Revolution began in 1789. Bottles of wine sealed with cork in that same…

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