It's never polite to walk up and ask someone's age. Even if that someone is a tree. Even if you're hanging out in Middle Earth, Oz or at Groot's family reunion -- where trees can talk and sometimes even walk.
That said, the alternative seems like more than a minor breach of social etiquette: chopping them down, sawing them open and studying their rings. The science of dating trees from examining their inner rings and patterns actually has a name -- dendrochronology -- a name that's almost as long as the pen used here: Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e the Moon and a Rabbit in Medium. The exquisite artistry and 18K gold nib exhibited by the Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e are rooted in Platinum's superior craftsmanship. The J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie ink helped Jenni from our Media Team delve deep into the lineage of this future firewood. Kate Millet's words would only ring louder if they were etched in bark with a pocket knife.
So if you want to know a tree's age -- even an ancient towering redwood or seemingly centuries-old bristlecone pine tree -- but you don't have the heart or the axe to yell "timber," there's an obvious answer. 39. Again.
The Platinum Kanazawa Leaf Maki-e the Moon and a Rabbit in Medium is available at GouletPens.com for $192. J. Herbin Ambre de Birmanie is available in a 30ml bottle for $12 or as a 2ml ink sample for $1.25.
The Goulet Pen Company Team