I am going saturday to dig up several bamboo plants form a woman who has over way more than she can hande. I am unsure of the species of this bamboo the information I have is that the plants are 6 to 12' tall and 2 to 4 inches in diameter . I have a few questions on method of diging these up . To start I am completely new to bamboo but I plan on getting very into it from this point on. My questions are as follows
1. Is it ok to cut the plants down to a more managable height .if so how should I go about cutting htem.
2. Since these plants will be going through a 30 to 45 minute comute should I wrap the root balls in plastic or berlap? or should I just leave them open.
3.when diging them up is there a certain amount of the rizomes and rootball that I need to bring up? I have read tsomething along the lineds od as deep as the plant is tall which doesnt sound right.
I look forward to you replies and any help anyone can offer me .