Scottish forestry and woodland news

BBQ Time

01 June 2014  post by Nick Marshall

Its that time of year again where we Brits see every moment of sunshine as an opportunity to cook outside.  Here at Treeline we are no different, with the possible exception that I decided to make my own barbecue, and I saw the perfect base for it in the windblown stump of a tree.

The design is based on the Argentinean style of barbecuing, where you keep a log fire burning constantly and shovel hot coals from a fire to under the grate as and when you need them.  This means you can maintain a good heat for as long as you need it, but has the added benefit in Scotland that you get a bonfire to keep warm around, as well as a barbecue.

The barbecue is made from the stump of a tree which had been growing next to a river which over time had washed away the soil from around the roots, leaving them all exposed and finally leading to the tree being blown over.  Having trimmed the root plate and moved it into place I just had to mount a board as a table top and some stone slabs to cope with the heat and I was ready to go.

If you have any unusual tree related ideas or work needing done just give us a call and we will be delighted to help.

  • My new BBQ lit and nearly ready to go My new BBQ lit and nearly ready to go
  • Interesting root structure provides a great talking point Interesting root structure provides a great talking point
  • Standing round the fire enjoying the view and a burger Standing round the fire enjoying the view and a burger