Residents shun Chinese ‘vertical forest’ housing project because trees meant to revolutionise urban living just attracted plagues of mosquitos | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Residents shun Chinese ‘vertical forest’ housing project because trees meant to revolutionise urban living just attracted plagues of mosquitos

An experimental green housing project in a Chinese megacity promised prospective residents life in a 'vertical forest', with manicured gardens on every balcony.

All 826 apartments were sold out by April this year, according to the project's estate agent, but instead of a modern eco-paradise, the towers look like the set of a desolate, post-apocalyptic film.

Only a handful of families have moved into Chengdu's Qiyi City Forest Garden because of an infestation of mosquitoes, state media have reported.

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