I wanted to describe an issue . There is a castle in northern part of Iran called Rood khan castle . The northern part of Iran has a humid and rainy climate and it is has pretty big jungles, But unfortunately the speedy growth of trees and plants is destroying this ancient castle, which some say it had been built by Sassanid empire. Iran is a country with many deserts and these jungle are very important for us. So after all The question is how to save this place? Should we destroy the jungle? Killing plants and trees in one area may lead to bigger destruction in jungle. I would be happy to hear your ideas.
If you remove only vegetation that directly contributes to the stone/mortar degradation on the surface
and root damage to the foundations, is there still an issue? Historically fields of view would have been
important for the security of the castle, and that should be considered in terms of trying to approach originality of place.
Along those lines allowing sunlight to reach the wall surfaces to allow for a daily drying cycle may be more
historically accurate as well as beneficial for the masonry integrity.
You may want to check with masonry resources at INTBAU.
thanks for your information
Thanks the resource was very helpful.
This place is indeed beauty: Jungle and the castle, both!
Factor 1: Human interventions, particularly the civilized societies, destroy forests. The extraordinary example is Angkor Wat, Cambodia. There was a megacity which vanished. And the temple, which is still there, was taken over by the plants – jungle. Most of the jungle has been cleared to save the temple.
Factor 2: How do we consider history, and the lessons of history? This could be debatable aspect. Hence I don’t comment, because I personally do not want to carry the burden of history.
Factor 3: Permaculture concept may help to resolve some conflicting issues in this case, by monitoring human intervention, to restore both. Jungles or forests indeed are lifeline for all the living beings, not only humans – in the Past, Present and Future. It is a fallacy to talk alone of the Third Ecology, which itself is pseudo theory. Permaculture was started by Austrian Farmer Sepp Holzer and developed by Australians Bill Mollison and David Holmgren and their associates. It could be applied to human settlements also.
Factor 4: Always go for indigenous ways based on People’s wisdom, their way of living and cultures. They have very valuable wisdom preserved through generations. It may not be recorded, though!