Fire damaged Japanese maple
My FIL had a fire that damaged most of his property including some outdoor property. Part of that it was a recently potted 5yr old Japanese maple. What I'm assuming to be it's trunk or main stalk was damaged. It seems that most of its branches came out untouched. We left the tree alone, unsure of what to do w/it. So, after a very hard winter here in Western NC, leaves are budding on the untouched branches. Should we do anything to the trunk/stalk? It sticks out in the middle of the tree as if it was a left over post. I don't want to injure the plant any further as I am not educated on the ways of these trees and claim no knowledge of them. I can take pictures of it if necessary. Please let me know as I would love for this tree to survive. Thx!