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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