How do I create a linked working tree?

I tried to use the Add Working Copy pane of the Clone / Add / Create Repository function to create a second working copy, but get the message "This is not a valid working copy path". There is nothing special about the working copy path: it is just an empty folder. 

Am I doing this right? What I want is a second copy (different branch) of the same code, working on the same repo. I think the git worktree command is what I want, but I'd like to manage it from within Souircetree if that's possible. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

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You have to create the working tree via command line, then use Add Working Copy (which is essentially "Manage an existing repository") to manage it with SourceTree.

Vote up this issue if you'd like to be able to create the working tree in the GUI:

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