Water washes away the soil around papaya roots, leaving their upper parts partly exposed, like this:

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Close up:

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The tree in the photos is the most serious example I have. Yet it seems perfectly healthy, even though the roots have been like this for months. Is it a big deal? And whether yes or no, why? In the beginning, I tried packing earth around them, but the earth was so loose that it just washed away again quickly with the water. Should I do anything, and if yes, what?


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