It looks like it’s a tedious process, but it must be worth it, ‘cuz who doesn’t like cinnamon? The ag guys cut some small branches and cut the bark off and scraped the outer layer of skin off. Then as the inner layer of bark dries, it curls up into the cinnamon bark curls we know from the Spice Islands shelf in the grocery store, smile. We also actually use the leaves from the tree in tea and coffee to add a cinnamon taste – a little less destructive to the tree, eh? I don’t know if it would go over very well to have little pieces of green leaves in one’s cinnamon rolls, though.