Did you know? The mastic tree or restincle or « restinclièras in occitan language is a mediterranean bush with dark green persistant foliage. The name Restinclières was given after the mastic tree. Its resin is harvested by a cut in the tree and gives an aromatic gum.
That is why it is also called the mastic tree. The essential oil produced from the leaves and twigs were used in herbal medicine and its pink wood used in cabinet making.
But take care, the red and black fruit of this tree are not edible! You may come across it on the main thoroughfares of the town.