Q: My pinion tree's needles are turning yellow and falling off - it has little small dark dots all over the yellow needles. What do I do?
A: It sounds like you have scale on your pinion.
The small dark dots are actually little bugs attacking the needles. We suggest spraying with dormant oil and following the directions on the bottle.
Desert Rose does not apply pesticides so if you do not wish to spray, contact an arborist or pest control.