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 tree Decay Detecting Dog.
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 inducing pathogens within trees that are 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…
Sika has been specially trained by our principal consultant to identify decay within trees that are often invisible to the human eye. Joining the team in 2013 she spent her formative years accompanying Ivan on surveys learning to identify and seek out, numerous UK decay inducing pathogens including Kretzschmaria deusta and Meripilus Giganteus.
Decays worst nightmare.
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 so please mute your speakers or turn your sound down if you prefer not to hear it. The fullscreen button is located next to the volume icon.
Please note: due to an injury Sika is not available for detecting decay at the moment. Fortunately, we still have lots of other ways to undertake decay detection like the Resi Drill ™, so we can still help.
Call us on 0800 141330 or contact us via the enquiry forms on the contact page.
"Excellent company to work with. Ivan was very professional and detailed in his survey, giving helpful recommendations and insight in to what would be needed in the Arboricultural Tree Impact report. Emma was very helpful and fast to respond with the report that we need for a planning application. The report was excellent and very detail. Would definitely recommend and work with them again. 10/10 guys."
Kevin Walker, 15/1/18, Submitted to Google
"Very professional company and Emma Hoyle was very knowledgeable. We received regular updates without prompting which appears to be very rare nowadays. Would recommend them without hesitation. With their help we also obtained the result we were looking for with regard to our tree enquiry which is always a bonus. Great!"
Alan Rathbone, 01/08/18, Submitted to Google
"I have been extremely pleased working with Crown Trees. Emma Hoyle was my consultant and I have to say she is major asset to their business, an absolute joy to work with, quick and reliable. I definitely will be using Crown Trees in the future."
Core Gym, 20/02/18, Submitted to Google
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