The harvest starts from 4th or 5th year after planting. Cut the shoots in May
November for bark harvest. Young shoots spring up from the stump are ready for removal in subsequent season within 18 months when they attain one metre long and 1 to 2 cm thick.
Terminal ends of shoots are removed. Peeling is done by knives after scraping off the outer
bark. Cutting is followed by scraping and peeling operations. It is done by using a specially
made knife which has a small and round end with a projection on one side to facilitate
ripping of the bark. A knife fabricated at TNAU, Horticultural Research Station,
Thadiyankudisai facilitates easy extraction of bark and it saves 30 to 40% time in extraction.
Harvested produce is called as ‗Quills‘. From leaves, Cinnamon oil can be extracted by