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Mastic Tree | Chios

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

The mastic tree is a small tree growing up to 4 m, cultivated only in Chios for its aromatic resin, the mastic.

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The tree grows on all types of soils, even in saline environments. When older, it grows large trunks and numerous thicker branches. Unlike other species, it retains its leaves all along the year.

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