Question on moving bamboo plant

I have a bamboo plant that is pretty big now, about 8 ft. tall. I am moving soon, would like to move it to new location. If I cut it down to a couple of ft. tall and dig it up, put in a big pot (letting it re-establish itself in it) for the move, will it survive? Or should I leave it uncut, wrap the root ball in something for the move?
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I cut them down to about 3 feet and move right away to new home. This with black bamboo. Keep wet. Placing in a pot is new to me so no comment.
Bill whose Bamboo is about 50 foot longish 15 foot widish. All one plant I guess you know.
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You can preserve the height by selective removal of the branches or individual leaves in order to bring the top into balance with the root mass. As for digging, you can ball and burlap the rootmass. And then set the thing in a little more shade than it was growing in until the move.
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Small, whippy culms transplant easier, don't need so many roots to feed the rest of the plant. Cut the runner on either side and repot the culm in peat until it recovers, then plant it in its permanent new home.
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