Tree Value Calculator

Created by Łucja Zaborowska, MD, PhD candidate
Reviewed by Anna Szczepanek, PhD and Steven Wooding
Last updated: Nov 12, 2021

The tree value calculator is a simple tool for assessing the worth of the tree, as well as the possible compensation, determined during a tree appraisal. 🌲

Have you ever wondered how much is a mature maple tree is worth? Maybe your beloved tree has been cut down by your vicious neighbor, and you're in desperate need of a pine tree value calculator?

What's my tree worth?

Trees are irreplaceable. Trees take decades to be fully grown. Trees are the source of oxygen, wood, home for birds, and relief, by way of shade, on a warm day.
That's why we shouldn't be surprised that cutting down a tree might be a pretty costly business! 🌱

If your tree is executed without your permission, you are usually entitled to a compensation. The amount of money you'll receive depends on the type of tree, and its age, measured using its height and circumference.

💡 Some countries impose fines on people who cut down trees of a given type, even when it grows on their own property.

How to use the tree value calculator?

It's probably one of the easiest tasks out there! Let's follow a few simple steps of our DIY tree appraisal:

  1. Choose the tree type.

    You can choose between 24 types of trees.

  2. Enter the circumference of a tree.

    Pick your favorite unit — is it metric or imperial?

  3. Input the tree height.

  4. Oh wow, you did it! 🎉 The result of your calculations will be displayed in dollars ($).

Remember, our calculator holds the capacity of all most popular tree type tools:

  • Black walnut tree value calculator
  • Oak tree value calculator
  • Pine tree value calculator
  • Walnut tree value calculator

How do I calculate the value of a tree?

Determining the cost of mature trees is easier than you think! You'll need to:

  1. Know the circumference, height, and the type of the tree.

  2. Find the basic value, which is a conversion factor based on your tree type. To be found in dedicated tables.

  3. Use the equation:

    Tree value = Circumference * Height * Basic value


    • Circumference is given in inches.
    • Height is given in feet.
    • Tree value is given in dollars.

Table of cost of mature trees

You keep asking yourself, what's my tree worth? Well, now it's the perfect time to find it out with your bare hands!

Find the type of your tree and the corresponding basic price per 1 cubic inch.

Tree typeBasic value
Black Cherry2.3
Black Ebony55.75
Black Locust1.75
Black Walnut3.85
Douglas Fir1.05
Fruit Wood18.12
Loblolly Pine0.55
Paper Birch0.65
Red Oak2.15
White Ash2.58
White Oak3.53
White Pine1.85
Yellow Birch3.18

Happy with our tree tool? 🌳 Let it become the beginning of a beautiful journey!

How to determine the value of mature trees?

There are multiple ways to establish the value of a tree.

  • You can estimate it yourself, e.g., using our tree value calculator.
  • You may contact your insurance company and demand a tree appraisal.
  • It is also possible to find a private company that specializes in tree value calculations.

If you're applying for compensation and the tree's been already cut down, you'll probably need to prepare a proof of its age, height, and circumference.


What's the worth of a 10-year-old maple tree?

Let's say that our typical 10-year-old maple tree is 16 ft (ca. 5 m) high and 17 in (43 cm) circumference.

We'll calculate it's worth using a simple equation: Tree value = Circumference * Height * Basic value

The basic value of a maple tree is 2.44.

Let's compute: Maple tree value = 17 in * 16 ft * 2.44

Maple tree value = $663.70

And here it is! Our tree is worth $663.70. That's quite a sum! 🍁

What are the most valuable trees to grow?

Let's find out which trees may supply us with a reasonable profit!

  • Christmas tree
    We're not surprised by this one, are we? 🎄
  • Black Ebony
  • Fruit trees
  • Mahogany
  • Black Walnut
  • Maple
  • Bonsai trees
Łucja Zaborowska, MD, PhD candidate
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