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.

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.