Italy’s high-rise forests take root around the world

As balconies bristle with tree branches and sunshine dapples the leaves of thousands of plants, two apartment buildings in the heart of Milan have almost disappeared under lush forest.

The brainchild of Milanese architect Stefano Boeri, the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) ùses more than 20,000 trees and plants to adorn the high-rise bùildings from top to bottom – a project now being exported all over the world, from China to …