The overall cost to remove a tree in Michigan varies depending on factors such as the tree’s height, the diameter of the trunk, condition, location, and accessibility.

The average cost for professional tree removal in Michigan is $1,138. The lowest price you will have to pay for small tree removal is around $382, while the highest end for a huge tree is around $7,110.

Another significant cost factor is the area you live in. You will have to pay more for professional tree removal services in locations with a higher cost of living.

It is impossible to tell the exact price for a tree removal project but the table below will give you an overview of the average prices for tree removal in Michigan.

Average cost$1,138
Low-end cost$382
Highest-end cost$7,110
Fallen tree removal$2.500
Emergency tree removal$8,000

The prices in the table above can go up if the tree removal project involves multiple tree removal or more working days.

Tree removal cost by the height of the tree

One of the significant cost factors is the height of the tree/s. Taller-than-average trees require more manpower and safety equipment to finish the task safely and efficiently. This will increase the total cost.

Tree heightAverage cost
Small trees (- 15 feet)$387
Medium trees (15 - 25 feet)$787
A large tree (25 - 60 feet)$2,205
Taller than 60 feet$5,648

Small trees (- 15 feet)

The height of the small trees is typically 10-15 tall at maturity and requires less time to remove and presents fewer risks as well. For small trees removal tree services typically charge around $387 on average.

Medium trees (15 - 25 feet)

Medium-sized trees’ height ranges between 15 and 25 feet and their removal requires additional equipment to bring them down safely. Expect to pay $787 on average for removing the tree. This price can go up or down depending on the complexity of the job.

A large tree (25 - 60 feet)

Due to their height, large trees require special equipment and techniques for safe removal. The average cost for removing a large tree is around $2,205 but the price can easily go up due to the amount of extra labor involved in bringing the tree down safely and efficiently.

Extra large trees - ( + 60 feet)

Any tree taller than 60 feet is considered extra large. The average cost of removing such trees is around $5,648 but it can go up to +$7,000 including stump removal. With an extra large tree, you will end up with a big amount of timber that needs to be removed by the contractor.

Examples of trees by height

Height of the treeType of the tree
SmallCrepe Myrtle

Flowering Dogwood

Franklin Tree

Lemon tree


Japanese maple


American Holly

Date palm
LargeEucalyptus sp.

Radiata pine



Bald cypress

American elm
Extra largeGiant Sequoia

Mountain Ash


Noble Fir tree

Sugar gum

White pine

Tree removal cost by the type in Michigan

Tree speciesAverage cost
Pine tree$600
Ash tree$1,200
Maple tree$900
Cedar tree$850

Additional cost factors

The following few factors will affect the total cost of the tree removal project.


The cost of tree removal tends to be higher if you live in areas that have a higher cost of living. Also, location is important because some states have regulations about what types of trees can be removed and if a permit is needed. Permits will increase the overall cost of the project.

If your property is located farther away from population centers the cost of the project will increase because of the additional time required and travel expenses. This extra cost ranges between $50 – $300.


If the tree service had to bring specialized equipment like aerial lifts or climb high up into tight spaces to get rid of tricky branches the cost would go up.

Also, obstacles on your property such as fences, playsets, or retainer walls must be considered when making the budget for the tree removal project because they will add to the cost. With tree removal, it is very important to ensure a clear path to the tree and a properly sized area around the tree to drop debris.

The health of the tree

It is very important to consider the health of the tree when it comes to its removal because dead or dying trees can pose a great risk for tree service professionals. Dead or dying trees are more brittle and prone to unexpected breaks and falls.


If a permit is needed to cut down the tree that will increase the total cost of the project.

To be 100% sure that you are not doing anything against the law and regulations consult your local community about any permits for cutting down the tree. Our team has made a list of permits needed for your State.

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.