TREE-MENDOUS!

Stars lined up to take part include Alex James, Joe Strummer and Brian May...

Blur bassist ALEX JAMES, KEITH ALLEN and JOE STRUMMER are among the pop stars who have lined up to work in TOWER RECORDS in LONDON‘s PICCADILLY CIRCUS on September 14 to raise awareness and cash for the FUTURE FORESTS appeal.

The Future Forests initiative aims to plant more trees to offset the effects of carbon dioxide emissions in the atmosphere, and people buying CDs on September 14 will be asked to donate #6 towards it. Trees are being planted at seven Tower forests near Birmingham, Glasgow, London, Dublin and Weston Super-Mare.

Other rockers taking part include Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, ex-Pink Floyd man Dave Gilmour and Toploader. Artist Damien Hirst will also join the ranks behind the tills.

The Future Forests scheme – which aims to plant more trees to combat carbon dioxide emissions – has already been supported by the likes of Pet Shop Boys, B*Witched and Glastonbury Festival.

Keith Allen said: “I’m environmentally aware and the Future Forests initiative is one that makes loads of sense. Look at the stuff [CO2] we are pumping into me atmosphere, see what you can do to reduce it then plant a tree or two to balance out the rest – and you’ve done something good for the day.” Alex James added: “This is not treevangelism, this is obvious.”