Cannabis "tree" seized at Muswellbrook

HUNTER Valley police have removed a three-metre cannabis plant from a Muswellbrook property’s backyard.

The plant was removed on Wednesday, with police using shovels and pickaxes in its removal.

A 52-year-old man was charged with cultivation of a prohibited plant.

Anyone with information relating to cannabis cultivation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.