You are looking at a shiny silver tone Plant a Tree Italian charm. This charm has an enamel tree done in green and brown, with a sandy base. There is a white shovel sticking out of the ground, ready to plant the tree. The charm is outlined and detailed in goldtone. This is a very pretty charm!
J. Sterling Morton from Detroit was among pioneers who moved to Nebraska. On January 4, 1872, Morton first proposed a tree-planting holiday to be called "Arbor Day" at a meeting of the State Board of Agriculture. The date was set for April 10, 1872. Prizes were offered to counties and individuals for planting properly the largest number of trees on that day. It was estimated that more than one million trees were planted in Nebraska on the first Arbor Day.
Today the most common date for the state observances is the last Friday in April, and several U.S. presidents have proclaimed a national Arbor Day on that date. But a number of state Arbor Days are at other times to coincide with the best tree planting weather, from January and February in the south to May in the far north. Arbor Day has now spread beyond the United States and is observed in many countries of the world.
What a great gift for anyone who loves trees... or why not add it to your own bracelet?