BAT Uganda Says It Plans to Plant 2.5 Million Trees for Curing

British American Tobacco Uganda Ltd. (BATU) plans to plant 2.5 million trees this year as it strives to become self-reliant in the wood it needs for curing the crop.

BAT Uganda has raised 2.3 million eucalyptus seedlings and will also plant indigenous varieties, the Kampala-based company said in an advert published today in New Vision newspaper. BAT said it started a tree-planting program in 2004 with the aim of being self-reliant by 2015.

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