I am sorry for this delayed reply to your gardening question. The spring rush has brought a deluge of questions and we are working hard to catch up!
You generally don't need to stake a tree that was planted properly. However the limbs are not going to move upward as it grows so if you want a different branch orientation you will need to pull them up for a few months. I would place a tall metal steel post in the ground next to the limb and then tie them up to the post using either wires with a garden hose around them to prevent cutting into the tree limb or using a soft cotton or nylon rope loosely tied around the branch so as not to strangle the branch.
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