The Medical University of South Carolina has announced plans to create an urban forest on its downtown Charleston campus.
Over the next year, the school says it plans to plant a number of diverse and native trees.
MUSC announced its plans for the arboretum Friday, which was Arbor Day in South Carolina.
The school hopes to become the fifth in the state to be designated a Tree Campus USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation.
Clemson, Furman and the University of South Carolina’s Columbia and Upstate campusesm already have the designation.
The city of Charleston also has been designated a Tree City USA community.
MUSC will begin planting the trees in June.