The total cost for tree removal in Maryland varies depending on the tree’s height, the diameter of the trunk, and accessibility.

The cost range for professional tree removal in Maryland is $1,669 on average. Prices start at $825 and range right up to $4,158. Extra large trees’ cost to remove may go even higher.

Another important cost factor is the area you live in Maryland, as tree removal services cost more in areas with a higher cost of living.

This article will provide all the necessary information for professional tree removal in Maryland.

Low-end cost$825
Average cost $1,669
High-end cost $4,185

The prices in the table above can vary depending on the complexity of the project for example, if multiple trees are involved or if the work takes more days to be done.

Tree removal costs by the height of the tree

One of the most important cost factors that determine the overall cost of the project is the height of the tree. Let’s take a look at the common tree heights and the price of their removal.

Tree heightRemoval cost
20 to 25 feet $280 - $1,030
30 to 40 feet $1,940 - $3,725
45 to 50 feet $2,220 - $ 4,030
60 to 90 feet $3,890 - $4,670
100+ feet $7,500 +

Tree removal cost by tree type in Maryland

The type of the tree, along with the tree dimensions also affects the overall cost of the tree removal. The table presents common tree types and common tree dimensions.

Type of the treeTree dimensionsAverage cost
Oak tree60’ tall & 45’ wide $3,036
Pine tree100’ tall & 20’ wide $2,112
Palm tree40’ to 60’ tall $950
Poplar tree70’ to 110’ tall $2,490
Maple tree50’ to 60’ tall $930

Oak tree

The average price to remove a medium-sized oak tree is around $3,036. Due to their long and thick branches that overhang your property and powerlines oak trees have a reputation as cumbersome to remove.

Another important thing to know is that oak trees provide a large amount of timber. You may get some discount from a company if they want to sell the timber in the winter. Also, after removing the tree log splitting takes time and costs them money, so it is not their primary business.

Pine tree

You will have to pay an average price of $2,112 to remove a pine tree in Maryland. There are a lot of types of pine trees but in general, they don’t have big branches with big spread so it is easy to work with them and to take down the tree in confined spaces.

Palm tree

For removing a palm tree usually, there is a need for an elevated platform. If there is good access you will have to pay an average price of $950. Palm trees could weigh up to 2 tons per tree due to the large amount of water stored in the tree trunk.

Poplar tree

Professional tree services charge an average price of $2,490 for removing a poplar tree with a size between 30 and 60 feet. However, what will be the exact cost depends on the size of the tree and its location.

Maple tree

A maple tree removal has an average price of $930 for removing. These trees are quite light timber and don’t grow all that tall topping out at 45 feet tall. Maple trees are quite easy to remove because they have a single main leader trunk and very small light branches.

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Additional cost factors

We already know that the main cost factors are the height and the type of the three, but there are a few others that will either increase or decrease the total cost of your project.

The price will go up if:

  • Your tree is tall;
  • Your yard is difficult to access;
  • Active power lines around the tree;
  • The crane is required for removing the tree;
  • The tree is fragile;
  • You are requesting emergency service.

The price will go down if:

  • Your tree is small;
  • The service is not at its peak season;
  • There is easy access;
  • The crane or bucket isn’t necessary;
  • An already fallen tree is not on structure.

Additionally, a permit is required from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for planting, pruning, or removing the tree from ANY property, whether public or private. Ask your contractor what is the cost of permits.

Ben McInerney
Author: Ben McInerney - Ben is a qualified arborist with 15 plus years of industry experience in Arboriculture. He ran a successful tree service before turning to writing and publishing. Ben is dedicated to providing users with the most accurate up-to-date information on everything trees.