Saving Cork Oak Trees, Saving our Planet!

6 10 2008

As school children, one of the biggest lessons we all learned was to “save the trees!” Well, in San Jose this month, two tree hugging heroes have emerged! Camilla and Dan Cochran faced the city of San Jose in a fearless battle to save our favorite kind of tree…the Cork Oak! They are lucky enough to have one of these beautiful and historic trees in front of their home. It is flanked on each side by neighboring Cork Oak Trees.

Dan and Camilla Cochrans' Home and Beautiful Cork Oak

Dan and Camilla Cochran's Home and Beautiful Cork Oak Tree

The tree, which was estimated to be 130-145 years old, was tagged and ready to be chopped down by the city, who said it caused sidewalk damage, and hung too far over the street. But after a good fight, the Cochran’s were given permission to keep their healthy tree.

Team Wicanders is so impressed by the Cochran’s determination to keep their tree. We also want to save the cork oak trees in the Montado Forests in Portugal, for a few reasons. Not only are they good for the environment, but they also supply the materials for our eco-friendly flooring.

Our planet has provided us with the gifts we need to keep it healthy, while using its resources. Cork Oak harvesting increases Carbon Dioxide retention and keeps these ancient trees alive- some, like The Whistler Tree, live up to 250 years! Harvesting also provides jobs and helps the people who have cared for these great trees, for generations and generations. You can learn more about the cork oak trees by checking out Rob Schneider’s video on our post: Save Miguel.

Wicanders Cork Oak floors offer a unique opportunity for a healthy home, and a healthy planet. Do you have any great stories about saving trees? We would love to hear them!

The same Cork Oak Tree, photo dated before 1896.

The Cochrans' Cork Oak Tree; Photo dated before 1896.

Until next time,

Team Wicanders

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5 responses

9 10 2008
fat loss for idiots

Hey more pics please, you must balance the text and the pictures 😀

10 10 2008

Hi there!! Thanks for the tips on the flooring!!! Even if you sell
it.. still great to hear how it’s holding up for you!!! Steph

25 01 2010
grow taller 4 idiots

Hmm… it seems that you have a talent in writing, great blog. Add to my feed reader!

15 06 2010
cure impotence

nice post buddy luv it 🙂

16 12 2010
Piper Mittag

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