It may be hard to believe, but a large percentage of the cue stix made in the US or imported into the US are made of ramin. This endangered tree is being logged from Malaysia and Indonesia where the rainforests are rapidly disappearing.

There are easy alternatives to ramin for cue stix. In fact, many are made from maple and other domestic, second growth woods.

These companies are importing or selling cue stix made with rainforest wood.


Send a message to these companies.

These companies do not sell rainforest wood cue stix.