Decay Detection Dog

Sika is the only tree decay detection dog in the United Kingdom!

This exceptionally talented dog has been specially trained by Ivan (principal arboriculturalist at Crown Tree Consultancy).  Read more about her skills and watch her in action in the video below.

Meet Sika, the UK’s only Decay Detection Dog.

Sika has been specially trained by our principal consultant to identify decay within trees that is often invisible to the human eye. Read more about her skills and watch her in action in the video below.

A tree‐man’s best friend …

Crown Tree Consultancy is the only company in the United Kingdom to offer the services of a tree decay detection dog. Sika has been specially trained by our principal consultant to identify decay within trees that is often invisible to the human eye.

Decay Detection Dog – Sika

By harnessing her powerful canine sense of smell, Sika is able to identify trees infected by decay fungi at any time of year, even when the fungal fruiting body is not present.

She can also locate where decay is present beneath the buttress roots and deep within the lower stem. Sika is able to operate in busy urban environments as well as gardens and woodlands. She is able to cover large tracts of ground assisting with efficient surveys of large estates.

Please take a look at Sika in action in the video below. There is music on this video. Please mute your speakers or turn your sound down if you prefer not to hear it. Enjoy!

To find out more about how Sika and her expert decay detection skills can help you, call us on 0800 141330 or contact us via the enquiry forms on the contact page.

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