I'm am trying to determine the effective weight of a branch that falls from a tree to the ground. When I say the "effective weight" I mean the effect of the increased speed of the branch as it falls.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The branch would fall from say 30 metres (say 90 feet) and would initially weigh 1 kilgrams (say 2.2 pounds).

I'd appreciate either the answer or a formula to work it out. BTW, I'm not a student we are just fighting our local Council (in Sydney) to remove a tree!! They think the branches are small but when they hit they hurt!!

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Damon

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# Effective Weight of Falling Object

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