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All About Cork, Natural & Renewable

  • Mon, March 08, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Online Zoom Meeting


  • See Zoom link at the bottom of meeting description

Pamela Koide Hyatt, Owner of Bird Rock Tropicals

All About Cork, Natural & Renewable

Zoom meeting and Presentation!  

Meeting connection link

A few years ago, after a visit to Portugal that included a visit to a bottle stopper factory, Pamela Koide Hyatt learned about Cork, Quercus suber. Pam discusses where and how cork is grown, all the benefits and uses of cork.

Cork has been used for mounting orchids and bromeliads for years. Tillandsia airplants grow best when attached to cork bark. The uneven surface is perfect for finding just the right spot to attach them to. They will quickly root and become permanent. 

Pamela has been exploring and growing Bromeliads, with an emphasis on Tillandsias for more than half her life. Since starting Bird Rock Tropicals in 1981, Pamela has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central and South America in search of tillandsias. During these travels she has discovered more than a dozen species new to science as well as many more natural hybrids.

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The meeting recording will be available online at  San Diego Horticultural Society's YouTube channel the week following the live presentation.

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