Tree Ring Pen

Dave Wager's one-of-a-kind pens are wrapped in century-old sustainable wood, tracked with historic tree rings.
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Natural History

Celebrate the years behind your words with this one-of-a-kind pen wrapped in century-old sustainable wood, tracked with historic tree rings.

Made from trees that are felled as part of forest restoration projects, its wooden casing displays a tree's life through tightly coiled rings. A new ring formed around the grain for each year of growth. Two key dates are inscribed on the pen, allowing you to count back to the important events in your life: marriage, the birth of a child, graduation.

With 100 plus years of history behind each tree, they will become a meaningful representation and treasured token of your life, or a special keepsake for your loved ones.

Harvesting these small diameter trees helps protect larger, older trees, and the future of the old-growth forests to which they belong. Handmade by Dave Wager in Missoula, Montana.

Features a strong magnetic cap that attaches to top when closed and bottom when open. Comes in wooden presentation box with artist card.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.


Made in Montana

Dave Wager

created by

Dave Wager



Call him the lord of the rings. Woodworker and ecologist Dave Wager spent the first part of his career analyzing tree rings—the internal markings that show how long, and how, a tree has lived. Eager to share both environmental awareness and his craft, he began creating pens out of trees felled in old-growth forest restoration projects. His passion makes it easy to break out of creative slumps: “If I’m stuck,” says the Montana resident, “I hike to one of my favorite old growth forests where I sit among trees that are 400-plus years old.” And he has at least one famous fan. One day, Dave answered a call from an unknown number: “It was the governor of Montana,” says Dave, adding the governor had just received a Tree Ring Pen for his forestry efforts. “He called to tell me how cool he thought the pen was!”

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
stainless steel, wood
5.25" L x 0.5" diam.
Black ink. Avoid long exposures to extreme environmental conditions (hot, cold, humid and dry). U.S. Patent #7467904. The pens use premium SchmidtTMfine point rollerball refill. It is an international standard size for rollerball cartridges.
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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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