Presenting this image I wasn't looking for a solution to any particular problem. Rather expected to see the overall result, maybe with two things I would like to avoid: to much structure (due to many small branches present), and not to feel like standing knee-deep in muddy water.
Which leads me to the results:
1 - @Kae1 #1 - for the overall balance of colors and structure (to my taste),
2 - @WhidbeyLVR # 2 and @RichardC #2 (something I would not think of, but resulted pleasantly),
3 - @Rob Rider #1 - this BW works for me the best