High quality bark is one of the main components of the growing media for orchids. We only use bark that originates from European plantations. The reason we choose to do so is because the weather conditions in these countries (Portugal and Spain) are ideal for the pine trees that provide the bark. This benefits and improves the quality of the bark as a raw material. After the bark has been stripped from the trunk, it is broken down into the right fractions and sieved. Impurities like sapwood are removed during this process. Finally, the bark undergoes a steam treatment, after which it is ready to be used in our growing media.
Different growing methods call for different fraction sizes. That’s why we have invested in a state-of-the-art bark sorting machine that perfectly sorts the bark into the following fractions:
- Bark 15-20 mm
- Bark 12-15 mm
- Bark 8-12 mm
- Bark 0-8 mm