We have a young Japanese Maple we're growing in a container on our patio, and this morning we accidentally damaged one of the branches near the top while moving it (picture below).
We're able to rest the branch on the ledge of our patio so that it is pressed back against the trunk as in one of the pictures below, however this forces some of the other branches awkwardly into the siding of the patio, so I'm not sure if this is the best solution or if there is something better to do. What's the best way to heal this break?
We planted this tree as part of our wedding ceremony so there's a bit of sentimental value with it that's making us nervous. We're also both relative novices when it comes to gardening so we appreciate any and all advice!