The Co Family together with some concerned NGO's like PNPCSI and AGHAM commemorated Leonard's 40th day by planting more than 40 native trees to signify the continuing want for justice. The likes of the following native trees: toog, apitong, malugay, taloto, mayapis, makaasim, bolon, tara tara, lamio, banato, iboli, marang bonouan, anang, subyang, ipil, mahunot, bolong-eta, almon, yakal, sakat, balobo, duklitan, mala-ipil, antipolo, white lauan, mangachapui, dita, batino, amugis, tindalo, talisay gubat, kalantas, kamandis, tuai, dalindingan, dungon, achuaun, kalimutain, kalimatas. Most of these trees I don't even know what they look like.But it is a welcome move to introduce these really native tree seedlings to the chosen site, the exotic tree-laden Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife. This strengthens Leonard's initial intention to fill the park with native species.
The Philippines have about 3500 species of trees. Bringing these 40 trees closer to the masses would help them learn more about these slowly vanishing residents of the Philippine forests. On Leonard's 40th, his family and friends signifed to continue what he started. His memory will certainly live on in these trees. Hopefully these trees will not be just a memory of the forest from which they came from. May they also live on as reminder or the richness of the Philippine's diversity, which Leonard intended to document in his lifetime. May Leonard's successors succeed in doing so.