NATURAL PINE BARK
MADE IN PORTUGAL
Since the beginning, forest has inspired us.
And has been responsible for Alfarroxo Trading’s know-how and heritage; for values such as reliability, investment on renewable resources; sustainability and environmental friendly practices.
This is our commitment: Return to nature the best of what nature gives us.
In the early 40’s, Alfarroxo Trading, a family owned company from Figueira da Foz, started its business. With a privileged location in the Centre of Portugal, where there is the largest amount of Atlantic maritime pine forest, a tree native to the Mediterranean region, Alfarroxo Trading could easily enhance its industrial and commercial activity of wood derived products.
Its passion by forest, led Alfarroxo Trading to study and develop differentiatingproducts, at the same time competitive and sustainable.
Pine bark is 100% natural.
Thanks to its innovative products and to the network formed over the years, Alfarroxo Trading became the biggest wood pine bark producer in Portugal.
Return to nature the best of what nature gives us.
PINE BARK APPLICATIONS
Pine bark is a 100% natural product from the maritime pine (Pinus Pinaster), a tree native to the Mediterranean region.
The maritime pine is one of the most important trees in the wood industry as, during its life cycle, it provides wood, pine cones, resin and of course, pine bark.
Originally considered a waste product, pine bark evolved from a landfill-destined product to a premium product used in agriculture, flower farming and landscaping.
All the pine bark placed along the 2.5 million square meters of Al Bidda Park in Doha, capital of Qatar, were produced and supplied by Alfarroxo in accordance with the specificities of the project promoter.
ALFARROXO PINE BARK ADVANTAGES
PRODUCTS AND MARKETS
Gardening for green areas
The global concern at the environmental level is based on water savings.
In this sense, the use of pine bark in outdoor spaces can contribute substantially to reduce the current level of irrigation.
In pursuit of this strategy, we have developed a product with adequate characteristics for coverage that guarantees the permanence of moisture in the soil for a longer period, as it avoids evaporation of water.
This bark for soil conditioner is a shell with high level of dedusting, properly sanitized and with 100% of purity.
The main advantage in its use is to hinder the growth of weeds and contribute to the maintenance of soil moisture, reducing the frequency of irrigation. In addition to these technical reasons, we would like to highlight its beauty.
Our professional pine bark is mostly intented for professional horticulture.
Is widely used as raw material for orchid as part of a component in mixtures for instance in outdoor or cultivation of tree nursery stock.
MARITIME PINE BARK FOR ORCHIDS
This is a sustainable product of reliable and consistent quality that guarantees high performance.
This bark consists of a very low amount of elements like manganese. The process mainly involves the removal of cambium and weeds.
As a result, we have a bark of 100% purity.
We seek to monitor the development of trends in t he agricultural sector on the world stag e and in this way we see a steady growth in the production of red fruits.
We are developing, together with an RHP accredited international organization, a suitable substrate for this culture with a high quality standard.