Environment-friendly “plyscrapers” blocked by red tape

If a tree falls in the forest, can a tree-hugger cheer? Yes, believe it or not.

Felled trees can now replace concrete and steel in high-rise buildings, saving their weight in carbon emissions. Engineers and environmentalists are both rightfully excited by the new innovation in building high-rises. Unfortunately, a recent competition south of the border shows that governments are as likely to offer red tape as they are to roll out the red carpet.

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