Shohin larch - leaves starting to yellow

Is this a watering issue or something more concerning? Way too early for leaves to be turning.

Hi @Richard_D
Watering issues normal show up in the tips of fresh growth. From your picture, it looks to me that the yellow needles are old (early spring growth)?
If so, they could just be spent?
Where do you grow? it could be heat/ cold/ wind related, or early Fall?

That’s how my larch started to look before I realized too late that it was spider mites. Not saying that’s what this is, but I’d definitely check for pests asap.